Keto Dill Pickle Cauliflower Salad Puts the ZING in Amazing!
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Take a break from boring with this cauliflower dill pickle salad that’s sure to have everyone going back for more.
This salad is a big dill! 🥒
If you’re looking for a yummy low-carb side dish that really packs the flavor, then I have just the recipe for you! Introducing: keto cauliflower dill pickle salad. This side dish is great for serving all year long – from cookouts to sit-down dinners, you can’t go wrong with this flavorful dish.
If you love pickles, you’re really going to love this delicious salad. It’s got the kick you’ve been looking for to jazz up a mundane side dish. We also can’t ignore the hearty crunch from both the cauliflower and pickles.
Keto Cauliflower Dill Pickle Salad
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
Crunchy cauliflower gets a zing from a tangy dill dressing and dill pickle pieces.
- 3 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 cup dill pickles, cut into 1/2" slices
- 1 cup cubed cheese (sharp cheddar is yum!)
- 1/4 cup red onions, diced
- 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
- 1/3 cup avocado mayonnaise
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons pickle juice
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoons dill, fresh preferably
In a large mixing bowl, add in cauliflower florets, chopped pickles, cubed cheese, red onion, and pickle juice. Toss ingredients until all are coated with the pickle juice.
Drain the extra pickle juice and discard it (or use it as a marinade for our Chick-fil-A-inspired bites!)
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss coating all ingredients. Refrigerate pickle salad for at least one hour before serving.
Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 206 Calories | 17.4g Fat | 7.5g Total Carbs | 1.9g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 6.5g Protein | 5.6g Net Carbs
Tips for making the best keto cauliflower dill pickle salad:
- Turn this side dish into the main course by simply adding in rotisserie chicken or tuna! It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. By adding in the protein, it goes from a side dish to a hearty main dish.
- Store this salad in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
- Have extra pickle juice left over? Don’t throw it down the drain! Save the juice to make pickle ice pops or use it as a marinade for your chicken as Chick-fil-A does.
So delicious, you’ll forget it’s low carb!
The zing from the dill in this salad combined with the crunch from the cauliflower and the richness of the cheese makes this dish a home run. I can’t get enough of it, and neither will anyone you make this for! 😋
Check out what my sidekick Jenna had to say about this recipe:
Make the best ever smash burger to accompany your cauliflower salad!
This looks really good. But I think I’d blanch the cauliflower first until it’s crisp tender, and I’d use dill pickle relish in place of having to cut the whole pickles. Otherwise, yum!
Thanks for sharing those suggestions, Elaine!
Doesn’t pickle relish have sugar?
And if you blanch it how will it get crispy? I could see roasting it that would make it crispy
You can buy dill relish instead of sweet. For the cauliflower, decide if you want to boil or steam cauliflower florets until they’re just tender. Then immediately submerge them in a bowl of ice water. Chilling the cauliflower will stop the cauliflower from cooking further.
Made this tonight as written. It was a huge hit!!! Thanks y’all 👍
Yay! That’s great to hear! You’re welcome, Amy!
I just made this. It’s delicious.. added an egg and some salami, Parmesan and green onion on top as a main meal. So good!!
Yummy idea! Thanks for letting us know how you made yours!
Just made this and it’s excellent. I did alter the recipe a bit using 1;1 ratio of sour cream and mayo and blanched the cauliflower a bit as raw does not agree with me. Mixed in 3-4 crispy slices of cooked, crumbled smoked bacon at the end to add crisp and extra flavor and used green onions instead of red. Also a handful of chopped fresh parsley as I only had dried dill on hand and wanted a bit of freshness. Fabulous recipe, will def. make again!
I made this, it is super!!! My husband wanted to know why I hadn’t already made this dish, told him I just got the recipe!! Thank you!!
Aww, You’re very welcome, Bobbie! I’m SO glad you both enjoyed it!
This was delish! It was most definitely a crowd pleaser! I will be making this again!!
Woohoo! SO glad to hear it was a hit! Thanks for the feedback, Letra!
Omggggg this salad was freaking AMAZING! All 3 of my kids gobbled it up. They are aged 2, 4, and 6. They absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for my husband to try it when he gets home, cuz I know he will love it too! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. It’s going into my rotation for suuuuure!!!!
You’re very welcome, Melissa! Awesome to hear everyone enjoyed it!
This looks good and a plus I have all the ingredients to make it tonight.
GREAT! Hope you love it!
ooh I’m going to try this! I think I’ll air fry the florets for a couple minutes to just soften slightly because my kids don’t like it raw but I cannot wait to try this!
Awesome! Hope it is a hit!
Oh my gosh, this was SO GOOD! I added some tempeh from Trader Joe’s for some extra protein (very Keto-friendly.) I cooked the tempeh in pickle juice and the liquid from the salad and I could have eaten the whole salad in one sitting. This is officially one of my favorite recipes!
YUM! Thanks for letting us know how yours turned out, Abby! Happy to hear how much you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing with us!
This sounds yummy and I’m going to try it asap but one question, what is the serving size? I have read and re-read the recipe and comments but cannot find the serving size, only the amount of servings. Can’t wait to try!
Great question, Susan! This makes 6 servings total and each serving is about 3/4 – 1 cup! Hope you enjoy it!