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Smoky cauliflower potato salad

Make a low-carb, no mayo vegan smoky cauliflower potato salad for a healthy dinner. A cauliflower salad using roasted sweet potatoes in smoked paprika.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: anti-inflammatory, healthy, plantbased, Vegan
Keyword: cauliflower potato salad, cauliflower salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Githu


  • vegetable steamer


Smoked paprika roasted potatoes

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 small Sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 whole garlic with skin on
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (depending on if you like it)
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)
  • hot pepper (optional)
  • 2 olive/coconut melted oil
  • pinch salt
  • fresh thyme

Steamed colored cauliflower

  • 3 cups colored cauliflowers of your choice, here I'd green, purple and white cauliflowers. Or just use white cauliflower
  • 2 small potatoes for the sauce
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • pinch salt

Potato Dijon mustard sauce

  • 2 mashed potatoes
  • 2 roasted garlic
  • 1 tbsp baobab
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard sauce with seeds
  • 1 tsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
  • pinch salt
  • 3-5 tbsp cold water (you can use the steaming cauliflower water)

Extra ingredients

  • 1 lemon zest
  • fresh herbs of your choice ( here I added chives, dill, and thyme)


  • Start by heating your oven @ 190°
  • Cut potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions into bite sizes
  • On a baking sheet, sprinkle some of the spices together with oil, then add the veggies and spread them evenly
  • Sprinkle the remaining spices and sprinkle some salt
  • Put them in the oven to roast, after 15 mins, remove them from the oven, try to turn the potatoes and the sweet potatoes, then put them back in the oven for the next 5 mins
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cool
  • While the potatoes are roasting, steam your cauliflower and the 2 small potatoes
  • I place my vegetable steamer in a saucepan, add the cauliflower florets, then pour boiling water. I find it time-saving since the water is already boiling the steaming starts immediately
  • Steam for 15 mins or till tender to your liking
  • Let them cool
  • During that time chop fresh herbs of your choice
  • Now make the sauce, take the steamed potatoes and mash them using a fork in a small bowl
  • Add the roasted garlic and mash well
  • Now add the rest of the ingredients, adding water little by little till you get a creamy sauce
  • Assemble the cauliflower salad with smoked paprika roasted-potatoes with the sauce
  • Bring in the herbs and mix gently
  • Grate the zest of the lemon, mix again gently
  • Taste for the seasoning, add hot pepper if you want to
  • Enjoy this recipe while warm or store in the fridge if you'd like it cold
  • I sincerely thank you for sharing and pinning this recipe


  • I didn't include the cooling time as this depends on individuals.
  • You might yield extra salad, store it in the fridge and consume it before 3 days.
  • I don't weigh my veggies as we eat a lot of them here, the measurements are just a guidance. Adjust according to how many people are being served this ccauliflower potato salad or make more as meal prep.
  • I use a lot of smoked paprika, please adjust the quantity to your liking, if you don't appreciate smoked paprika then go for sweet paprika.
  • You can also use other spices instead, please do feel free.