This is a super simple daikon salad served with creamy sesame dressing. If you are looking for an easy and quick daikon recipe, why don't you try this Japanese flavor salad?
Daikon is a versatile vegetable that you can simmer, boil, pan-fry or grill, etc. But I think the most simple and popular way is a salad.
If you bite a raw daikon stick, it's so crunchy and tasty because it contains plenty of water.
And, creamy sesame dressing makes the daikon salad even more delicious. The dressing, which has a nice sesame flavor and is slightly sweetened, goes really well with plain radish.
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love Japanese daikon.
- You want to make a dikon salad.
- You want to make a dressing that goes well with daikon salad.
If you haven't cooked daikon before, don't worry, this is a super easy recipe. Let me show you how to make it!
About this recipe
- Japanese daikon radish recipe
- Homemade sesame dressing
- Easy, quick salad recipe
If you buy a whole daikon, please use the upper part for salad.
Daikon's taste varies depending on which part you use: Upper part is sweet, Lower part is peppery.
You can use both sides, but the upper part is more suitable for eating raw like salad.
If you are not familiar with cooking daikon, check this recipe: Japanese Daikon Radish 5 Recipes. In this recipe, we go over what daikon tastes like, how to cook it, how to pick a good one, and how to store it, etc.
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Shredded nori (topping)
- Sesame dressing: Ground sesame seeds, mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil
I pick sprouts as it's easy to mix with shredded daikon but you can also use green vegetables such as lettuce, baby leaf, mizuna, shiso instead of sprouts.
You can substitute ground sesame seeds with tahini. If you don't like mayonnaise, you can use yogurt instead. You can also use honey instead of sugar.
Let's make the salad! You can also watch this video.
- Cut ingredients (Shred daikon and remove the root of sprouts)
- Mix (Mix daikon and sprouts in a large bowl)
- Make Sesame dressing (Mix all the dressing ingredients)
- Serve (Serve on a plate, top with shredded nori, and pour the sesame dressing over.)
Here you go! That looks fresh and delicious!
If you pour the dressing on the salad and leave it for a while, the vegetables' water will come out, so please pour it on just before eating.
Cook Daikon 5 Recipes
Watch this video and learn how to cook daikon in 5 different ways.
Winter is the delicious season for Daikon. Buy one whole and enjoy various recipes. Please refer to this article "Japanese Daikon Radish Recipes" as well.
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Japanese Daikon Salad with Sesame DressingPrint Pin Rate
- ⅓ Daikon, 400g
- 1 pack Sprouts, 50g
- Shredded Nori for topping
- 2 tablespoon Ground sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Vinegar
- 2 teaspoon Soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
- Cut ingredients: Peel daikon and shred it, and remove the root of sprouts. Mix daikon and sprouts in a large bowl,
- Sesame dressing: Put all the ingredients in a small bottle, close it and mix by shaking.
- Serve: Serve daikon and sprout on a plate, top with shredded nori, and pour the sesame dressing over.
- Equipment: The size of the bottle for dressing is 80 ml.
- Substitute (Salad): You can also use green vegetables such as lettuce, baby leaf, mizuna, shiso instead of sprouts.
- Substitute (Dressing): You can substitute ground sesame seeds with tahini. If you don't like mayonnaise, you can use yogurt instead. You can also use honey instead of sugar.
- Please pour the dressing just before eating.
- It's handy to use a bottle when making the dressing. If you have some leftover, close it and keep it in the fridge.
- Daikon skin is hard, so it is better to peel it when making a salad. You can make a nice stir-fry dish with daikon skin, so please don't throw them away.