Daikon Salad

Daikon Salad

  • Serves 1-2
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A healthy salad that's easy to prepare and full of distinctive Japanese flavour. This salad uses daikon radish, also known as mooli, for its lovely crisp texture which gives the dish added crunch. The soy sauce based salad dressing pairs well with the daikon and any other vegetables you like. Great as a salad or a side to any meal.


for the salad:
1/2 daikon radish
sesame seeds

suggested toppings:
cherry tomatoes
katsuobushi dried bonito flakes
nori seaweed

for the dressing
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2-1 tsp sugar

How To Prepare

  1. Put all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Set aside.
  2. Peel and slice the daikon into thin strips. Soak in ice water for a while to make it crispy. Drain well and squeeze to get rid of any excess moisture.
  3. Mix the daikon with the dressing. Serve with other vegetables such as cucumber, rocket, carrots and tomato on a plate.
  4. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the salad. Enjoy.

Tips and Information

-You can serve with katsuobushi and nori seaweed on top for a more traditional Japanese flavour.
-For the dressing you can use shop bought ones such as soy sauce based dressing or Chinese style dressing.
-Adjust the amount of the dressing ingredients according to your taste.