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keto potato salad

I know what you’re thinking – a potato-less potato salad? A radish potato salad? You’re judging me aren’t you? Okay I get it. But please keep reading because, I promise it works out. This “potato” salad is actually made of magic even though it doesn’t contain any potatoes. And I get that you might be really mad about that. Which, is understandable.

Agreeably, the best part of potato salad are the potatoes. Those starchy, carb-heavy, comforting good feels are the reasons why you turn to them. And as a self-proclaimed potato salad lover, (this kale and potato salad is a favorite recipe of mine), I really appreciate the potato.

However often I want to eat potato salads (like every day), and I really shouldn’t. And although I still eat potato-full potato salads, I wanted to come up with a potato-less potato salad, or this radish potato salad that I could feel better about eating more often.

Radishes, although not quite as comforting as potatoes, become transformative when cooked. They’re a cruciferous vegetable loaded with disease-fighting phytonutrients, and you want more of these in your diet. Using either the poaching method below or roasting them makes them transform from a root vegetable into a soft and tender potato-like tuber. 

How to make a radish potato salad. 

Radish potato salad is an inexpensive, evergreen, low in calories and high in nutrients dish. Some people don’t prefer radishes, because they’re very spicy when eaten raw, but when cooked their flavor profile changes significantly. They become mellow, less spicy, soft and potato-like.

This radish potato salad has all the components of a traditional potato salad. And with all the right textures. The radishes are soft. The dressing is rich and creamy and infused with dill and mustard. And the celery and shallots bring the right crunch. It also comes together in less than fifteen minutes. Even if you aren’t on board with this being a potato salad, I hope this inspires you to do more with your radishes. Or, with your food in general.

ingredients for potato salad

radish potato salad

Yield: 4

Radish Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

radish potato salad

A radish potato salad but made low-carb with poached radishes. It's a keto-friendly, vegan, tangy, creamy, potato-less potato salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 cups red radishes
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Wash the radishes, trim the tops and cut them in half. Place the cut radishes in a shallow pan with the water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the radishes and set them on a tea towel to pat dry and cool while making the dressing.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, celery, shallots, dill, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add in the radishes and stir to combine well.
  4. Serve warm, or refrigerate to chill until you are ready to serve.


Any mayonnaise will work, non-dairy, vegan, regular or the like.

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Friday 29th of October 2021

I know this is an old posted recipe but, I just discovered it. And it is absolutely delicious!


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Lovely recipe! It was easy to assemble and is ready in ten minutes. It was delicious as well as being very pretty visually. Thank you for posting! Where do you post the nutrition for things? I couldn't find them for this recipe.


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Hi Carol - I'm so glad you liked this recipe. I don't track macros or post nutritional info, but I know there's a bunch of online calculators that you can you plug recipes into. I hope that helps.


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Thursday 18th of October 2018

Love this recipe, my friend is KETO, this is perfect for her!


Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Will try this in the fall - after I have eaten all my potatoes!

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