Daikon Radish Salad

Published on August 2, 2018

“You’ve probably heard it called Oriental radish, but daikon (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) is a vegetable that actually goes by many names, including mooli, Chinese radish, Satsuma radish and, most notably, Japanese radish. In fact, daikon is a Japanese word that means “big root.”
“Daikon radish … contains high amounts of potassium, vitamin C and phosphorus – nutrients that are essential for good health. … They’re actually loaded with vitamin A, essential for eye health, and vitamin C – more than the root, actually. They also provide beta-carotene, sodium, iron, phosphorus and calcium.” Mercola.com Daikon has many health benefits that you can read about on Dr. Mercola’s site.

To make these very delicate and pretty julienned daikon and carrots, you will need a julienne peeler. It’s a very fun tool. Daikon radishes can also be spiralized.

Salad

Ingredients

Instructions

Arrange the salad ingredients in a bowl or on plates. Serve with a dollop of dressing.

Dressing 1

Ingredients

For 1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt (or part sour cream) use:

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Dressing 2

Ingredients

For 1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt (or part sour cream) use:

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.










Daikon radishes are used in many Asian recipes. They are pickled and dried like mushrooms. They are used in kimchi and in stir fries and grated and used in steamed cakes.

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