It won’t matter if you are on a low carb, ketogenic diet or not. You will only need to make this side dish ONCE and I’d go out on a limb and say it may even replace your regular potato salad recipe. Yes, this is THAT GOOD! I mean really. Don’t be fooled by the “NO-TATO” salad title here!
Bacon… need I say more?
I remember the first time I made this, just about a year ago when I first started keto. The holidays were around the corner and I was trying to figure out what the heck I was going to eat for the upcoming family gatherings. I was already over the whole mashed cauliflower action by that point in my keto journey and really wanted something light and fresh that I could eat with my turkey. Regular potato salad was a definite no-go, so I opted to whip up my own KETO/low carb version.
This MORE than hit the spot. It exceeded every expectation I had. Literally one bite and I was hooked. I think I went through the 6 servings in about a 24 hour period. Definitely made up the bulk of my holiday plate and I often found myself going to the fridge for a few spoonfuls quite often. Keto or not, I honestly don’t think I could ever go back to regular potato salad again! Not only was this a perfect side dish for the holidays, but BBQ’s in the summer? Springtime picnics? Yeah, this will have you covered!
I love how the textures and flavors blend in so well together. The bite of acidity from the apple cider vinegar, the perfect blend of ranch spices, the little crunches of celery and bacons, and then the background hint of extra bacon flavor from the bacon fat… oh my. And unlike regular potato salad, even two servings of this at one time won’t leave you feeling bloated, puffy, and lethargic. You will still feel light, refreshed, and totally satisfied!
Mark my words. This is a side dish you will come back to over and over and over again throughout the entire year!