Russian Sour Cream Radish Salad

This sour cream radish salad comes from Russia with love! It’s perfect for summer. Fresh, crunchy, and creamy…it goes well with burgers, steaks, fish, pork, chicken…you name it! It’s a great side for anything you grill. And it’s super easy to make.

You may or may not know this, but I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union, so I love Russian food, of course! Although Russians eat bread with just about everything, many of the Russian dishes are perfect for a keto or low carb, high fat diet — they’re filling and satisfying (think sour cream and mayonnaise). This salad is one of those dishes, and it’s quite delicious!

Russians also add cucumber and sometimes tomatoes when making this salad, however, since both of those fruits are high in lectins, I omit them in my cooking.

To make this salad Paleo-friendly and dairy-free, use extra-virgin olive oil instead of sour cream. Russians sometimes make this salad with sunflower oil, but as a seed oil, it’s not good for you, so use olive oil instead.

Watch how I make it. The written recipe is below.

Ingredients

1 bunch fresh radishes, sliced
1 green onion, chopped (green and white part)
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sour cream (preferably organic from pasture-raised cows)
Salt to taste (I prefer Himalayan pink salt for its mineral content)
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place sliced radishes, chopped green onion, and minced dill into a salad bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add sour cream.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Enjoy!

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If you love onions as much as my husband does, feel free to add a second green onion to this recipe.

I hope you fall in love with Russian food!

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