Charlie’s Fauxtato Salad

A friend (who partly inspired my Paleo journey) sent this recipe my way last week and it is delicious – think picnics, potlucks, BBQ’s and all food summer and you have the perfect dish. We had this tonight with BBQ chicken and a slice of cool, sweet watermelon. Yummmm…. Thanks Charlie!


  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 3 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1.5 pounds bacon
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 3 dill pickles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 teaspoons combo/all-purpose seasoning
  • ½ cup pickle juice
    1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    mashed cauliflowerCharlie's Fauxtato Salad
  1. Directions
    Make the mayo. Here is how I made mine.
  2. Hard-boil the eggs, then chill in the fridge.
  3. Chop the cauliflower and boil for about 20 minutes, you are looking for consistency – not too mushy, not too firm.
  4. Mash the cauliflower with a potato masher until it resembles mashed potatoes.
  5. Put the cauliflower in the fridge to chill.
  6. Fry the bacon, put half in the fridge to chill and make the other half extra-crispy for the topping.
  7. Chop  the bacon, eggs, celery, and pickles.
  8. Make the dressing by mixing the pickle juice, mustard, mayo, salt, and seasoning in a small bowl until just combined.
  9. Add the dressing and chopped bacon (reserve the crispy bacon), eggs, celery and pickles to the mashed cauliflower and blend until combined.
  10. Dust the top with sweet paprika and layer the crispy bacon on top.
  11. Enjoy!

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