Daikon Salad recipe

Daikon Salad

20 minute prep time, serves 4 people

Daikon is a type of radish that originates from southeast Asia. The soy sauce based salad dressing pairs well with the unique taste of Daikon and compliments just about any other vegetable. Great as a standalone salad or as a side with your main course.


  • 2 large Daikon
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper


  1. Shred the Daikon into narrow strips with a mandoline slicer.
  2. Soak the shredded Daikon in a cold water bowl for 5-10 minutes to keep the crunchy texture but get rid of the bitter taste. Drain the water from the bowl and squeeze any excess liquid from the Daikon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the shredded Daikon, grated carrots, minced garlic, and chopped green onions.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, crushed red pepper, sugar, and salt to create the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing into the large bowl and mix well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.