Potato-Cauliflower Salad


Sharp, tangy, and a little bit smoky, this stellar potato salad -- featuring crisp bacon and blue cheese -- is more than just the usual picnic fare. The addition of nutrient-rich cauliflower makes this one unforgettable summer side dish.

Potato-Cauliflower Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Microwave Time:
13 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 38 mins


  • 12 small fingerling or round new potatoes, scrubbed

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced

  • cup sour cream and chives dip

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon salad oil

  • ¼ - ⅓ cup blue cheese

  • ¼ cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • 4 crisp breadsticks, broken

  • Sea salt or salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on clean white paper towels in the microwave. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 5 minutes. Turn potatoes; microwave on high about 3 minutes more or until tender.

  2. Place cauliflower and the water in a 1-1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once. Drain. Cool slightly.

  3. In a large serving bowl combine potatoes, cauliflower, onion, and celery. In a small bowl stir together dip, lemon juice, and salad oil; gently toss with potato mixture and fold in blue cheese. Chill for 1 to 24 hours. Just before serving, top with parsley, bacon, breadsticks, sea salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 43.7mg 219%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 586mg 12%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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