Thursday, January 20, 2011

Potato-less Salad...

The other night I found myself with an abundance of cauliflower.  I was going to make this broccoli/cauliflower salad but the broccolli appeared to be pretty old so I tossed it.  So I was left with cauliflower.  I decided to 'google' it up and find something I could make with cauliflower and the stuff I already had in my house.  I really wanted to make this roasted cauliflower soup but I didn't have half of those ingredients.  Then I found this recipe.  To be honest with you, I thought it sounded kind of gross but it was pretty much the only thing I had most of the ingredients to make.  So I went for it.
It's basically a potato salad but instead of using potatoes, you use cauliflower.  I had to make a few changes and substitution (took out the hard-boiled eggs, cut the mayo down, etc) and I know many of you are going to think this is really gross but I actually ended up liking it.  I would definitely use it as a potato salad subsitution at a picnic or what not.
Cauliflower Salad (adapted from here )
1 head of cauliflower (rinsed and cut in to bite sized peices)
handful of frozen peas
1/2 red onion chopped
2 dill pickle spears chopped
1/2 cup of mayo
1/4 cup mustard (any kind but I used honey mustard because I like it a little sweet)
salt and pepper

1-Boil the cauliflower for 10 minutes until it's tender
2-Mix the mustard, mayo and salt and pepper together
3-Add everything else and mix

So, this wasn't bad for a kitchen experiement (again, I know some of you will think this sounds disgusting).  And I didn't have to waste my cauliflower. 

Have you ever made something weird just to use up ingredients you had in the pantry?


KKSC2NC said...

Actually, this sounded good. However, I've been subsituting cauliflower for potato for many years.

Weird patry experiment. Was making a re-fried bean omelette. Something about bean and egg. It was surprisingly tasty!

Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Looks interesting...You should serve it as a potato salad sometime and see what people say

bmellisen said...

I had some for lunch, it was pretty good. it reminded me more of that pasta salad from Causeway Gourmet, the one with the little bits of ham.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me. Mommy

Hutch said...

I'm not a big potato salad and I'm really only in it for the potatoes when I do eat it. Unless there's no mayo at all, then I'm in!