Medifast Recipes > Side dishes > Medifast Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe
- Cauliflower - Cooked and Chopped (1.25 cup)
- Celery - Raw (0.25 cup chopped)
- Light Mayonnaise (1.0 tbsp)
- Mustard (1.0 tsp)
- Salt (0.125 tsp)
- Onion Powder (0.25 tsp)
- Black Pepper (1.0 dash)
- Paprika (1.0 tsp)
Here’s a recipe on how to prepare Cauliflower Potato Salad.
- Heat a pot of water in high flame. Then put a colander, a collapsible steam basket into the pat. Heat the water until it starts to boil.
- Put the cauliflower into the steam basket or colander. Adjust the heat to medium and check it to make sure the water keeps boiling.
- Cover the pot and let the cauliflower sit and steam for at least 20 minutes or until it has the same texture of cooked potatoes.
- When done, wash the steamed cauliflower in cold water to cool. Pat dry using paper towel.
- Then chop the cauliflower into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup of chopped celery, 1 to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of mustard, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of onion powder, a pinch of pepper and sprinkle of paprika.
- Next, add the chopped cauliflower into the bowl. Mix until the other ingredients and the chopped cauliflower are well combined.
- When done, put the bowl of mixture in the fridge. Chill for 1 hour. Serve the Cauliflower Potato Salad when ready.
- Facts on Potatoes:
When you’re purchasing potatoes, choose for potatoes that are smooth and firm. Do not buy potatoes with wrinkled or wilted skins, soft dark areas, cut surfaces, and those that are green in exterior.
Potatoes should be stored in a cool and dark place with good ventilation of 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In these temperatures, the potatoes can be stored for several weeks.
Avoid storing potatoes in the refrigerator. Temperature below 40 degrees Fahrenheit will result to sweet potatoes. This is because of the conversion of starch to sugar, resulting to dark potatoes when cooked.
You can easily prepare potatoes and they become healthier when they are cooked with their skins on. Make sure to always thoroughly rinse and scrub the potatoes before using.
To preserve the color of the sliced potatoes, you can dip them in cold water. Soak for at least two hours to preserve the water-soluble vitamins.
When boiling potatoes, to achieve fluffier boil potatoes, pour off all the water after they are boiled and cover the pot with a double thickness of paper towels and then cover with the saucepan lid. In ten minutes, steam will be absorbed by the towels and the potatoes will be dry and fluffy.
Potatoes are healthy and they are not fattening. They are fat free, cholesterol free, and low in calories.
Eating a medium sized potato will help you gain 45% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C which is a great antioxidant. It also contains more potassium than bananas which are great way to develop and maintain stronger bones.
Potatoes are good source of fiber. Diets high in fiber are beneficial for a healthy digestive system and may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Potatoes are great antioxidant. Antioxidants guard the cell components by neutralizing the damaging effects of “free radicals”. Potatoes also contain glutathione, an antioxidant that may help protect against some types of cancers.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving