A member of our weight management center shared this excellent recipe for a low-carb alternative to potato salad—the Radish Salad—after enjoying it at a 4th of July soiree this weekend. This is an excellent alternative to the typically high carb potato salad that most serve. With more summer events, BBQs and activities on the horizon, this may be the perfect swap to make at your summer spread so you can stay on track with your diet and continue working towards better health through nutrition.
From the cruciferous vegetable family, radishes offer an array of amazing health benefits in addition to that crunchy, satisfying texture and delicious flavor. At only 20 calories per eight ounce serving, they boast an incredible amount of important nutrients, such as vitamin C and fiber, which makes this salad very filling. While they are high in dietary fiber, they are low on the glycemic index, and therefore, help regulate blood sugar and promote healthy digestion. Radishes are also an excellent source of phosphorus and zinc, along with a high content of water, which makes them both hydrating and detoxifying.
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2 lbs of radishes
2 celery ribs diced
¼ cup of low-fat mayo of Greek yogurt
3 tsp of mustard
¼ cup of pickle relish
1/2 cup scallions, diced
2 hardboiled boiled eggs
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Boil the radishes for approximately one half hour. Before they are done, combine all your other ingredients in a bowl together and mix well. When the radishes are boiled, put them in a food processor and pulse them until they are fine chopped. Mix together with the other ingredients and voila, you can swap out the potato salad.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.