Dive into our collection of 12 Japanese Daikon Recipes. You will learn delicious ways to make the most of this versatile veggie, from leaves to the bottom!
Daikon is a Japanese root vegetable, and the crunchy texture and tenderness make it a perfect side dish or complement to many dishes! Do you know that Daikon is a whole food? It’s not just the roots we should be eating, but also all that skin and leaves. There isn’t anything in there to throw away!
I have listed my favorite daikon recipes below – all simple and easy to make! Plus, for quick tips on cooking daikon, check out my how-to guide. Let’s dive in!
1. Daikon Salad with Sesame Dressing
This Daikon Salad is a quick and easy recipe with a creamy sesame dressing. If you’re looking for a simple and delicious way to enjoy daikon, this recipe is perfect!
2. Pickled Daikon
This Japanese Pickled Daikon Radish is an excellent side or accompaniment to any meal. It’s crunchy, sweet, and refreshing, so it’ll go well with any dish! Traditional pickles take time, but give this easy pickled daikon recipe a try!
3. Honey Daikon
This Honey Daikon is a whole-food, natural syrup that has been made from real food! If you are looking for a homemade cough syrup, try this one!
4. Daikon Oroshi
Daikon Oroshi is a Japanese condiment made by grating raw daikon radish. The refreshing taste of daikon oroshi is often served with grilled fish and tempura in Japan, as it helps break down fatty foods.
5. Daikon Oroshi Mochi
This Daikon Oroshi Mochi is a delicious snack made with chewy mochi rice cakes topped with refreshing grated daikon. If you’re a fan of Japanese flavors, you will love this!
6. Daikon Nimono (Simmered Daikon)
Cook daikon and atsuage (deep-fried tofu) slowly in a pot and enjoy this Daikon Nimono Recipe. It’s flavorful, tender, and so easy to break with chopsticks.
7. Daikon Miso Soup
This Daikon Miso Soup is a hearty and healthy Japanese soup. The daikons are tender, and the dashi (soup stock) has an umami flavor that makes it rich in taste. If you love daikon and soup, this recipe is for you!
8. Daikon Skin Stir-Fry
This simple but tasty Daikon Stir Fry only takes 10 minutes, so it’s the perfect dish if you’re looking for something quick tonight!
9. Fried Daikon
Looking for a tasty side dish with Japanese daikon radish? This Fried Daikon is crispy outside with a soft juicy inside that you can’t resist!
10. Kiriboshi Daikon Salad
Kiriboshi Daikon Salad is a delicious, healthy, and filling dish. It has the natural taste of sweetness with a chewy texture that satisfies you!
11. Daikon Leaves Furikake
Furikake (Japanese rice seasoning) is the most popular way to eat daikon leaves. It’s an easy-to-make and delicious condiment to eat with starchy Japanese rice.
How to prepare: Stir fry chopped daikon leaves with sesame oil, add 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of mirin, and Katsuobushi (option, bonito flakes), and cook until the water evaporates. Turn off the heat and add toasted sesame seeds.
12. Daikon Leaves Green Smoothie
I love daikon radishes with leaves! Fresh daikon leaves are the perfect ingredient for a green smoothie. They are richer in vitamin C and calcium than white roots!
How to prepare: Use a handful of leaves. Wash the leaves, cut them into four, add to a blender with one or two bananas and a kiwi, pour 1 cup of water (or more) and blend until smooth.
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I hope you enjoy these tasty Daikon Recipes! If you try it, don’t forget to leave a rating to share your thoughts—I love hearing from you!
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