Faux Potato Salad with Yogurt DressingSkinny it up! This recipe was inspired by a craving to create a lower calorie version of the traditional mayo based potato salad. I created a great low calorie dressing alternative using yogurt and then took it one step further and substituted in slightly blanched cauliflower in place of the potatoes. So yes, you could just steal the dressing recipe and use it in your traditional potato salad, but please, give the ol' cauliflower a chance!
Nutritional InformationThe whole salad is around 650 calories. Not even this vegetable loving volume eater could consume this whole salad. What a great low calorie alternative to the traditional potato salad. It made around 9 cups or 75 calories per cup. We served to 4 people and there was a tiny bit of leftovers.
- 2 medium cauliflowers
- 4 eggs
- 1 bunch of green onions
- Celery, 2 cups chopped
- Fresh dill (a lot!)
- Dijon Mustard , 1/8 cup
- 1 lime
- Garlic, 1 tbls crushed
- Salt and Pepper
- Plain low fat yogurt, 1 cup
- Horseradish, 1 tbls
- Paprika or tandoori seasoning
Directions:Hard boil the eggs. Cover eggs with cold water, bring to boil, turn off heat, put lid on pot and leave on element for 12 minutes. Rinse with cold water while peeling and then cut up into chunks.
Cut your cauliflower into bite size chunks. I lucked out and found purple and green cauliflower the exact day I wanted to make the recipe. Obviously regular cauliflower will work as well.
Cover in water. Bring to a boil and cook for no more than 4 minutes. Don't overcook! Unfortunately you do lose some of the color if you chose purple cauliflower, but its still pretty! Let cool and then add in your chopped green onions and celery to the bowl.
Add the dressing to your vegetables and stir well.
Then add in your egg and gently mix. Then top with some paprika or tandoori spice and some capers if your feeling feisty. Try to let sit in the fridge for an hour or two before you serve! The lower fat yogurt does make the bottom of the bowl a bit runny, so if you want to fatten it up a bit, choose a higher fat yogurt and you wan't get as much run off.
Close your eyes and take a bite. I bet you can't tell its not potatoes.
And one more picture just because it was so yummy. Have I convinced you yet?