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.

ingredients for daikon radish salad

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.

Daikon Radish Salad

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.

preparing daikon radish salad

In this picture is a julienne ‘tool’ or peeler used to julienne vegetables.

white, purple and green daikon radishes

These are white, purple and green daikon radishes.

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romaine at farmers market
cabbage
white daikon
cabbage
vegetables
serving of daikon radish salad
daikon radishes
kohlrabi at the farmers market
jar of Sunny Paris

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.

Photos from Flicker’s creative commons.

row of daikon radishes
daikon and rose turnips

Photo by Adam Kahtava
Photo by jam_232

farmers market
daikon radish in the ground

Photo by DavideGorla
Photo by Social Geek

farmers market
farmers market

Photo by Surreal Name Given
Photo by nist6dh

Daikon Radish Salad