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Old Bay Cauliflower Salad

This Old Bay Cauliflower Salad is a favorite side dish in our house. It takes the place of the usual potato and pasta salads and has everyone coming back for second and third helpings. A must make for your next gathering. See this recipe made on video here


Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching, which means grilling season will officially commence. I say that with a smirk as the Pacific Northwest has been plagued with rain for the past week-and-a-half. Come back sunshine!!!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to indulge in some side dishes that might be perfect for your outdoor or indoor get-togethers. Make sure to check back every day to see what might fit into your menu. You can also subscribe by email (right sidebar) and never miss a post.

Old Bay seasoning is one of our favorites around here. Originally used to flavor crab and shrimp it is now widely used and popular in many dishes. The seasoning mix includes mustard, paprika, celery salt, bay leaf, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, mace, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger. In the United States it is found in every grocery store but I’m not sure what its availability is in other countries. I do know they have it in Canada.

I decided to make a cauliflower salad, something similar to a potato salad, but sans the potatoes. This is low-carb and a perfect side to accompany any grilled food you might be serving this summer.

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Cauliflower is low in fat, and carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C. Cauliflower contains several phytochemicals, common in the cabbage family, that may be beneficial to human health. It has great nutritional density and is something I love to serve in many ways; roasted, sometimes as a substitute for shrimp, in soup and on my pizza.
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For this recipe you are going to blanch the cauliflower in order to soften it a bit. You’ll want to cut the cauliflower into 3″ pieces as you see above. once it was blanched I broke it into smaller pieces with my hands and then gave it a rough chop with a knife.

After the salad was mixed together I felt it needed salt, my husband disagreed. So, I did not add salt to the recipe and is something you will have to decide for yourself.


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