Valerie Bertinelli’s Cauliflower “Potato” Salad Recipe Will Make You Forget Potatoes | Salads | Video

Valerie Bertinelli's Cauliflower "Potato" Salad Recipe Will Make You Forget Potatoes |  Salads |  Video

Valerie Bertinelliaward-winning actress, cookbook writer and host of Valerie’s Home Cookingappeared on TODAY to chat with Hoda Kotbo and share some of her delicious summer recipes, including her tasty cauliflower potato salad recipe. To be honest, when I first heard of people using cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes, I was skeptical. l love potatoes.

However, some recipes and substitutions just work. This is one of them! It’s a lighter take on the more classic potato salad. It’s easy to make, tasty, satisfying, and the perfect side dish to take to your next potluck. Thank you, Valerie!

Cuisine: American

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10


  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets (6 to 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/3 cup dill picklesminced meat
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped

This is how you make it:

  1. Add the cauliflower florets to boiling salted water and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Beat to combine.
  3. Add the cooled cauliflower, pickles, celery, shallot, hard-boiled eggs, dill, and chives. Mix until well combined. Serve at room temperature or cover and store in the refrigerator until use.

Remark: If you just can’t help but forgo potatoes, feel free to substitute potatoes or do a potato and cauliflower combo.

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