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(Mediterranean!) Keto ‘Potato’ Salad 🥔 gluten free & paleo

This Mediterranean keto ‘potato’ salad is an absolute must for your summer repertoire! Incredibly simple yet bursting with flavor, its ideal for grilling and barbecues!

Keto fauxtato summer salad with heirloom tomatoes and radishes
Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad

Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad

Roasted (Or Grilled!!)

If you’re a long time gnom-gnom fan, then you’ve likely already encountered our famous radishes (i.e. faux-tatoes!). They’re the dream… the absolute faux-tato dream!

So if you’re into roasted radishes (or simply missing potatoes dearly!), you absolutely must give these guys a chance. And as it turns out, they make a wonderful summer salad too!

Bursting with Mediterranean flavors, this low carb faux-tato salad adds to our parmesan radishes with heirloom tomatoes, crispy prosciutto, (homemade!) pesto and finished off with a beautiful burrata cheese!

And (drumroll please!)… you can cook it up on the grill too!!

If that wasn’t enough, it’s also a good one to customize to your taste buds desires!

So feel free to add in sun-dried tomatoes, switch out the burrata for mozzarella (or leave out if dairy free!), or do bacon (or pancetta!) in place of the prosciutto, sub out the pesto for olive oil and balsamic… see what I mean?!

Mediterranean keto potato salad on a white serving platter
Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad

Radishes Impersonating Potatoes (!!)

So ‘can a radish really impersonate a potato?’. I mean, raw radishes are anything but potato-y: spicy, bitter, and totally juicy. But when roasted, something magical happens, and the result is actually rather extraordinary.

Fact is, keto roasted radishes are pretty phenomenal! And if you’re not convinced, just go read the reviews on our parmesan roasted radishes! 😉

Still, keep in mind that radishes are still radishes, and a trace will linger. But after a nice and (very!) long roast, they really are the closest thing to potatoes I’ve encountered. #sorrycauliflower

And perhaps one of the most lovable things about radishes is their carb count. I’m talking 1.8g net carbs per 100g serving…! That equates roughly to 0.1g net carbs per medium 1-inch radish. Nuts right?

Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad

On The Grill

Our traditional radish-cooking methodology usually involves the oven (simply roasting them until crisp!), but totally doable on the grill too!

So if firing up the grill, you’ll simply want to cook them in a grilling basket (such as this one!); following the same methodology.

How long? Honestly depends on the size of your radishes! But an hour is a good ballpark.

Closeup keto fauxtato salad with radishes, burrata and pesto
Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad
Eating a Keto potato salad with a fork
Mediterranean Keto ‘Potato’ Salad

Mediterranean keto potato salad on a white serving platter

(Mediterranean!) Keto 'Potato' Salad

Course: Entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: keto fauxtato salad, keto potato salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 230 kcal

This Mediterranean keto 'potato' salad is an absolute must for your summer repertoire! Incredibly simple yet bursting with flavor, its ideal for grilling and barbecues!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Roast a batch of our parmesan radishes! If firing up the grill, you'll simply want to cook them in a grilling basket (such as this one!); following the same methodology for 45 minutes to an hour. Just note that cooking time will vary widely depending on the size of your radishes.

  2. Season your heirloom (or conventional!) tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Now, you can either add the tomatoes and prosciutto to your salad raw or cook them up; different results but both equally good (just a preference!).

  3. For crispy prosciutto and cooked tomatoes, add them to the radish tray 20 minutes before they're done- making sure they're all very separate from the prosciutto!

  4. Allow your ingredients to come to room temperature and assemple the salad by mixing with arugula and finishing off with a generous helping of pesto and burrata cheese.

Recipe Notes

This is a good keto salad to customize to your taste buds desires! So feel free to add in sun-dried tomatoes, switch out the burrata for mozzarella (or leave out if dairy free!), or do bacon (or pancetta!) in place of the prosciutto, sub out the pesto for olive oil and balsamic… see what I mean?!

And please note that nutrition facts are estimated for a 100g serving of raw radishes (i.e. a very generous helping of the salad- think as a main!). 

Nutrition Facts
(Mediterranean!) Keto 'Potato' Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 33.3mg40%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9 comments

  1. Tammy Michaelis says:

    I’ve made your roasted radishes and absolutely love them and do them often so will definitely be trying this BUT you inspired me to try different things in different ways so I have now also discovered Kohlrabi which is similar to a radish in taste and texture and very low carb apparently, I have roasted them, put them in soups and casseroles and eaten raw in salads and the whole family loves it. Not sure if you get them in your part of the world (I’m in Melbourne Australia) but its big in Europe apparently especially Germany etc I believe. If you can get them I would love to see what you could come up with using kohlrabi as I love all your recipes and have made quite a few. Also thinking of trying above recipe but with the very creamy and very delicious dressing from my “normal potato salad” . If it works I will share. Thanks and keep up the amazing work. Tammy

    • Ooooh thank you so much for sharing Tammy! I definitely haven’t tried it, but you guys sent over yesterday SO many root veggie suggestions that I’m excited to try (turnip was a common rec on instagram!). Big kiss!

  2. Lisa says:

    Once again we’re on the same wavelength! Just made some radish home fries for Saturday morning breakfast. Inspired by Gnom-Gnom of course. Loved them so much I went back to the store and bought two more big bags of radishes on Sunday morning 😁 Lovin’ some roasted radishes this week!

    Admittedly, I was a little skeptical when I read the title. My southern roots get defensive about potato salad. I make a mean mock potato salad with cauliflower. I was pleased to see that you took a completely different twist. Can’t wait to give this Mediterranean version a try. Just what I needed as I’m giving the sweets a break for a brief period. We’ll see how long that lasts 🤨😜

  3. Claire says:

    We make your radishes ALL the time! My husband actually hates radishes but loves them roasted! Can’t wait to make this variation thank you! 🙂

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