OKAY! You might think "what is that right now, I can't eat potato?". No, this is not a post against potatoes. I love potatoes and also I don't think potato is the "demon" of the nutrition, but we know that potato has high glycemic index and for some people who needs to reduce carbs/sugar in their diet because of some issues like diabetes, obesity, heart-diseases and etc, potatoes are a no-no.
But guess what? We can substitute potato for radish!
Shocked? Well radishes are cruciferous vegetable and they’re rich with disease-fighting phytonutrients and when they are cooked, the spice flavor they have when raw, turns to a soft potato-like flavor.
I have read that before and I couldn't believe! But it is true!
First I tried substituting the potatoes in the amazing warm kale salad here and then I decided to go more adventurous and make a potato-less potato salad.
The result was AMAZING! A very similar taste to potato. Yum! Try to today and let me know how it goes! ;)
3 bunches red radishes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup mayonnaise - I use on that doesn't have bad oil :) Like this one from Primal Kitchen
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup green apple cut into squares
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
How to Prepare:
Trim and halve the radishes. Wash them and in a large shallow pan, add the radish, the water, olive oil and salt and on a high heat bring to boil.
After boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
The radishes will become tender. Then remove the radishes and let it cool and pat dry with a paper towel.
While is cooling out, mix together in a bowl all the other ingredients.
When the radishes are cool enough, mix everything together and keep in the fridge until time to serve.