The classic tale of Boy meets Girl but with Caprese Salad and Potato Salad. Only the Caprese gets wise to Potato’s sneaky, starchy ways, dumps the carbs and upgrades to Cauliflower!
If that’s not a love story, then I don’t know what is…
So maybe cauliflower isn’t the most romantic food
but I’m not really sure what kind of food romances a Low Carb, Gluten Free Vegetarian in her mid thirties? Does anyone?
Does it even exist?
That’s it. I’ve been cooped up and single for too long. I can’t even think of romance food. I mean, other than wine. Once I started referring to cauliflower as romance food is when the intervention needed to begin.
EXCEPT, my only saving grace. Mozzarella balls.
Is anything more romantic that balls of salty cheese? And pesto. PLEASE. Pesto is so love story material just from the sheer fact of how oily it is. I may be on the single streak of my lifetime but I know for a fact that pesto is romantic and sexy. Look it up.
So maybe I’m not completely hopeless with this love story of a caprese girl in a carb filled world and we can continue to tell the tale of how this boring and seemingly played out caprese got an upgrade from starchy losers to cruciferous winners.
I’m not entirely sure why I keep pairing caprese with potato salad. All I can gather is that I was eating a vegan polish sausage and craving some of the classics with a twist and here we are.
Vodka was probably involved.
Keto Caprese Cauliflower Salad
It’s like potato salad with absolutely no potato salad ingredients!
AND no potatoes!
This is what love should be, in food form.
Complicated but like, simple.
Lots of ingredients but it seems totally doable.
Probably even good enough to bring to the family barbecue on the fourth of July!
Everyone will at least give it a fair shot, though we all have that one uncle will give you a hard time about your choice of passing dish.
You know, the norm.
But you don’t even care because this “dish” that you have prepared is new and exciting while still fitting in your macros!
It’s got it all. The green. The salty factor.
The creamy but then there’s a health factor, but also a little extra fat to feel like you’re being a little dangerous. And Keto
And just like introducing a new dish to the fam, some of the ingredients will be fudged.
There is no “exact” measurement for this salad.
A head of cauli, a few heaping scoops of mayo and a lot of pesto.
We all have different tastes and preferences. Make it your perfect
And since nobody likes a tough
guy salad, the cauliflower should be at least steamed slightly.
Just a few minutes covered in the microwave or steamer does the duty.
Fresh basil is a non-negotiable. If you want to win everyone over, this dish has to smell amazing…
and it will.
BONUS if you want less calories!!!!
Use less pesto and go light mayo instead of full fat and garnish from here to eternity with basil. It will be so beautifully fragrant. Trust me.
Once you toss it all together, it just gets better.
This dish just might be the one!
You know, until the next recipe comes along.
- 1 uncomfortable family bbq and/or pool party
- 1 head Cauliflower, stems removed and hunk'd
- 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 1 8 oz container Perline Mozzarella, drained
- 3 tbsp good Pesto
- 3 tbsp real Mayonnaise
- Fresh Basil to garnish forever
- Rough cut the cauliflower and place it in a microwave steamer or blanch in hot water for two to three minutes.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently to coat.
- Top with fresh basil.
- Serve to a new lover in uncomfortable family situations with glass after glass of wine.