Alsatian Style Cauliflower Salad
Note from Chef Ward Alper: These recipes only get better the next day. So make a lot, and keep enjoying this nutritious, low-carb salad!
Because no two cauliflowers are the same size, this recipe is in proportions, not exact measurements. A serving size of about 1 cup yields about 10g of net carbohydrates. If you like chopped Egg and Pickles in your salad…add them in. It is your salad to love! Here's how it is made.
Vinegar based sauce (Alsatian Style [German/French])
For each ¼ cup of olive oil:
- 1 Tsp. Dijon mustard
- 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 stalks of celery, chopped
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- 1 Tsp. Fresh dill, chopped (can use ½ tsp. dried)
- 2 Tsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small shallot thinly sliced OR 2-3 scallions, sliced
- ¼ cup cooked bacon or pancetta (crumbled)
- ¼ cup black olives, chopped (optional)
How to prepare:
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil
- Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl
- Cut Cauliflower into florets (about a ¾ inch cube)
- Boil cauliflower for 2 minutes and drain. Add to sauce. Stir and allow to cool.
Best served at room temperature or slightly warmed.
About Chef Ward Alper:
Ward Alper is a retired chef and restaurant consultant. Since his diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 2008, he has refocused his recipes toward managing his Diabetes. As THE Decadent Diabetic he shares his recipes and articles on eating with Diabetes on his and many other Diabetes-Specific websites. His goal is to help YOU make what you can eat to manage your Diabetes into what you WANT to eat to manage your life.
Find more decadent recipes from Ward at http://www.thedecadentdiabetic.com/