I don’t know about you, but summer means salads, grilling, and potlucks! Now, luckily this easy potato salad recipe got me covered for all three of those!
Seriously, we literally live on salads. Yes, even my 5 kids eat them. Ok lie, my toddler does NOT. But 4 out of 5 is pretty good no?
The one thing that has me sold on salads is that I can make them in advance! Maybe not the entire thing, but prepping them? Totally. After lunch, once the kids are playing again and I have a peaceful few minutes, I’ll do my best to prep at least half of dinner.
And with this potato cauliflower salad, I can do that. And not only prep it half, but the entire recipe. In fact, it tastes even better when I have it sitting in my fridge for a few hours before its served.
If you want to make this recipe really healthy (for me its healthy enough but hey…) then don’t use any potatoes and only do cauliflower and you’ll have a keto? Paleo? Not sure which one, but maybe it classifies for both LOL
For us though, we definitely like it much better as a mix with cauliflower and potato! You still get the creamy texture from the potatoes and the extra nutrients from the cauliflower.
And I promise you, cook the cauliflower as soft (or softer!) than the potatoes and the kids aren’t even going to nice you stuck it in there.
Let’s make potato salad!
1.Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pan and cover ½ with water. Place on high heat and bring to a boil.
2.Wash and chop cauliflower, add to potatoes and lower heat to medium boil until potatoes and cauliflower are tender.
3.Meanwhile, bring eggs to a boil for 5 minutes then cool in an ice bath. Peel and chop.
4.Mix all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs.
5.Once potatoes and cauliflower are cooked, cool in a colander. Then add to the large bowl with your other ingredients, stir to combine. Let sit it in the fridge for 4 + hours for the best flavor!
See how easy that is? Usually, if I don’t get too many crazy interruptions, I can have this salad prepped within 20 minutes! Since this will then be our main part of the meal it really doesn’t take me very long at supper time to finish the meal
Some variation ideas for this recipe:
Don’t want to have the potatoes? That’s ok! Just sub that with more cauliflower.
Don’t want the cauliflower? Just sub it with potatoes for a traditional potato salad!
Also, a great flavor addition is to fry 6-8 slices of bacon and then crumble and add to the salad, you can get even more bacon flavor in it when you add in some of those bacon drippings too!
Shred in some cheddar cheese as well for a stuffed baked potato salad.
What to serve with potato salad?
We love to eat our potato salad as the main meal and add meat as a side, usually a steak, this super simple grilled pork chop, or this fast and easy marinated chicken recipe! Try one of these recipes, and I promise, you don’t have to eat dry meat from the grill again.
Also… here’s a pro tip;) make this recipe x2 (although it is already a big recipe that serves 8) and you can have it 2x during the week and have some leftovers for lunch!
That’s the one thing that I do that makes my meals so much easier, make sure you double prep a recipe, or even double cook, for an easy meal another night week! Serve it with a different side and its like a whole new meal.