This Southern style Keto “Potato” Salad or Fauxtato Salad has all the comforting flavor of the old school potato salad you love and grew up enjoying with a fraction of the carbs!
The thing about turnips is they can get a little bitter as they get bigger, so you want to use turnips that are on the smaller side, at least baseball size or smaller. If you happen to get a larger one, you can definitely use it but taste it first to see just how it tastes. Not bitter, go ahead and use it!
SELECTING TURNIPS FOR THE KETO POTATO SALAD
– 2 pounds turnips peeled and diced – 4 green onions sliced – 3 hard boiled eggs chopped – 1/2 cup diced celery about 2 ribs – 1/3 cup chopped sugar free or no sugar added pickles ** see notes – 3 Tbsp. diced pimento – 2/3 cup mayonnaise – 3 Tbsp. yellow mustard – 1/4 tsp. onion powder – 1//4 tsp. paprika – 1/4 tsp. celery salt – 1/4 tsp. black pepper – 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
So, once your turnips are pretty dry and the size you want, they go into a bowl and just like any other potato salad, all the go in! Celery for crunch, boiled eggs, mustard, mayo, green onions, pimento and a few of my go to Fiesta Brand spices go into the mix.
My secret ingredient for this keto potato salad recipe is sugar free or no sugar added sweet pickles. I’ve used both bread and butter and sweet gherkins that are sugar free.