Better Than Potato Salad Recipe
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Better Than Potato Salad Recipe

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As soon as our family tried this delicious salad, it became a favorite, especially during the warmer months. It's a flavorful change of pace from traditional potato salad that's easy to prepare. Even our two kids enjoy it. -Susan McCurdy, Elmhurst, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 4 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 8 radishes, sliced
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 263 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine rice, radishes, eggs, cucumber, celery and onion. Combine mayonnaise, mustard and salt.
  2. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Better Than Potato Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p29

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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 18086
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Just OK"

cottagebarbie User ID: 1668904 18027
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"I made this salad for a company picnic and everyone really liked it. I myself though, do not like radishes so I left them out. I did instead add bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Sam's Club sells hard boiled eggs already cooked without the shell and that really speeds things up. This was really good. Different. I also used Jasmine rice because it seems to have a "toothier" grain that does not get mushy."

Lilleighann User ID: 6055432 14505
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"This is a great dish for a summer party. Saves time not having to boil potatoes. Only thing I added was green pepper and a little vinegar and sugar in the dressing. Delish."

kasfam User ID: 6610734 10194
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I didn't use all the sauce, I cut back the mayo to one cup. And added a bit of Dijon mustard for extra flavor. Company loved it !"

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 8975
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"I tasted this before I put in refrigerator to get chilled. It was very good even warm. I agree it will not take the place of potato salad but it is a good change from potato salad and macaroni salad. I will make this again."

ijax73 User ID: 6118627 5218
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I've been bringing this salad to any potluck I attend, and it's definitely a hit!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1307242 10192
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"This recipe won't take the place of my potato salad, but it was very tasty and a nice change from macaroni or potato salad. I particularly liked all the veggies."

gardner311 User ID: 2837270 200563
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"First made it 30 years ago. It's still a winner!"

mayraacosta User ID: 3426488 9145
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"i made this salad and my family was amazed at how good and creamy the salad was"

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