4 net carbs

Loaded mock potato salad

Enjoy our delicious low-carb mock potato salad featuring tender cauliflower, crispy bacon, tangy pickles, and creamy cheddar cheese tossed in a flavorful dressing for a guilt-free treat!

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Loaded mock potato salad

Close-up of low-carb loaded mock potato salad in a black bowl topped with parsley.

Low-carb loaded mock potato salad [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Savor the flavors of our delicious low-carb loaded mock potato salad, a healthier take on the traditional favorite that's both satisfying and nutritious. Made with tender cauliflower, crispy bacon, tangy pickles, and creamy cheddar cheese, each bite is a delightful mix of textures and tastes. Tossed in a creamy dressing of sour cream, mayo, and Dijon mustard, it's a creamy, savory treat perfect for any occasion. Whether you're watching your carbs or simply looking for a tasty side dish, this recipe is a breeze to whip up and enjoy. So dig in and experience the joy of good food without the guilt!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad, Veggies and Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 4 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups)
  • olive oil spritzer
  • salt and black pepper
  • ½ pound bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 large hardboiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons dill pickles, chopped
  • cup sour cream
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat your oven to 400F/205C.
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the cauliflower on the baking sheet evenly in a single layer—spritz with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    Top view of chopped cauliflower on a baking sheet seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until cauliflower is lightly browned and tender.
    Top view of roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet.
  • *If your bacon is not cooked, fry it while the cauliflower roasts.
    Top view of chopped bacon cooking in a skillet.
  • In a large bowl, add the bacon, green onions, hardboiled eggs, cheddar cheese, dill pickles, sour cream, mayonnaise, paprika, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard. Mix well.
    Top-view of mixing loaded low-carb mock potato salad ingredients in a glass mixing bowl.
  • After the roasted cauliflower has cooled, add it to the large bowl and mix until well combined.
    Top-view of mixing low-carb loaded mock potato salad in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Refrigerate for one hour, up to overnight, before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional). Enjoy!
    Low-carb Keto loaded mock potato salad garnished with parsley and paprika.



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  • For this recipe, we cook one large omelet and then cut it in half for serving convenience. Alternatively, you can cook two smaller omelets individually if preferred.
  • Feel free to customize the low-carb California omelet by adding cheese or other ingredients of your choice. Likewise, you can omit ingredients as desired to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb mock potato salad recipe Keto?

Yes, one serving of our low-carb mock potato salad has 4 grams of net carbs, which falls within the Keto guidelines of 20 net carbs per day.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this low-carb mock potato salad is naturally gluten-free. If using store-bought mayonnaise, make sure to double-check the ingredients. Our favorite low-carb gluten-free mayonnaises are Chosen Foods Mayo and Primal Kitchen Mayo.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare our low-carb mock potato salad ahead and store it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days before serving for enhanced flavors.
  • Storing leftovers: Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate promptly for up to 2-3 days to maintain freshness.
  • Freezing instructions: While possible, freezing may alter texture. Store in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month and thaw overnight in the refrigerator before consuming.

Additional Details

Potato salad has long been a staple at picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings, cherished for its creamy texture and comforting flavors. However, traditional potato salad is laden with starchy carbs, making it less than ideal for those watching their blood sugar levels. In response to this, we’ve developed our own rendition using cauliflower as a low-carb alternative, creating a dish that’s equally delicious and diabetes-friendly.

Details about ingredients

  • Cauliflower: Provides a tender base that mimics the texture of potatoes without the carb load.
  • Bacon: Adds savory depth and crunch to the salad.
  • Dill pickles: Contribute a tangy bite, balancing the flavors.
  • Cheddar cheese: Lends richness and creaminess to the dish.
  • Seasonings (paprika, garlic powder, Dijon mustard): Infuse the salad with delicious flavor.
  • Creamy dressing (sour cream, mayonnaise): Ties everything together for a satisfyingly creamy finish.


  • Add extra veggies like diced bell peppers or celery for added crunch and nutrition.
  • Mix in cooked chicken or turkey for a protein boost.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes for a spicy kick.

Serving pairings

  • Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish for a wholesome and satisfying dinner.
  • Enjoy as a delightful accompaniment to burgers or sandwiches.
  • Serve as part of a salad bowl with fresh greens and favorite toppings for a light lunch.

Benefits for people with diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, our low-carb mock potato salad offers several benefits. By replacing starchy potatoes with cauliflower, we’ve significantly reduced the dish’s carb content, making it easier to manage blood sugar levels. Additionally, the combination of protein and healthy fats from ingredients like bacon, cheese, and mayonnaise helps stabilize blood sugar and promote satiety, preventing spikes and crashes throughout the day. With its wholesome ingredients and balanced nutritional profile, this salad is a delicious and diabetes-friendly option for any occasion.


  • Roast cauliflower until tender and lightly browned for optimal flavor and texture.
  • Chill salad in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to meld.
  • Get creative with toppings and mix-ins to personalize the dish to your taste preferences.

Our low-carb mock potato salad is a delicious and diabetes-friendly dish that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen. With its flavorful ingredients, easy preparation, and healthful benefits, it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to enjoy a satisfying meal while keeping their blood sugar in check. So why not give it a try today and discover the joy of good food without the guilt?

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