Potato-Less Potato Salad


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! ;)

Ingredients:

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.

#lowcarb #recipe