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!

Looking for simple daikon dishes? Try my Pickled Daikon, Daikon Skin Stir-fry, or Daikon Miso Soup!

kiriboshi daikon salad in a bowl.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • This kiriboshi daikon salad is both simple and healthy, packed with various nutrients.
  • It’s an easy recipe to incorporate dried daikon radish into your daily meals.
  • Plus, it comes with the homemade sesame dressing.

Kiriboshi Daikon

Kiriboshi daikon is a finely shredded and sun-dried Japanese daikon radish with a chewy texture and mild sweetness. To use it, simply soak it in plenty of water, then cook it into soups, salads, or the classic simmered daikon dish.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Kiriboshi Daikon Recipe:

ingredients list of kiriboshi daikon salad.
  • Kiriboshi Daikon: You can find the package at a Japanese grocery store or online store.
  • Canned Tuna: Both oil-packed and water-packed varieties work well. Drain thoroughly before use. To make it vegetarian, omit canned tuna.
  • Moyashi (bean sprouts) and cucumber complement kiriboshi daikon. You can also add other vegetables like carrots, lettuce, celery, and onion.
  • For the sesame mayo dressing, you’ll need mayonnaise, vinegar, soy sauce, and ground sesame seeds. You can substitute lemon juice for vinegar if desired.

How To Make Kiriboshi Daikon Salad: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

Instructions for kriboshi daikon salad.

Soak kiriboshi daikon and prepare other salad ingredients. Blend all the dressing ingredients in a bowl, then combine with the salad ingredients and mix well.

Kiriboshi daikon salad in a bowl.

Serve immediately or let it sit for about 5 minutes for the flavors to settle. They are chewy and flavorful. I hope you enjoy this simple but healthy salad!

Recipe Tips

  • If you’re not a fan of the smell of dried daikon radish, wash it thoroughly by squeezing it before rehydrating.
  • The kiriboshi daikon will increase volume about four times when rehydrated with water. Start with half the size if you are eating kiriboshi daikon for the first time.

Variations

You can customize this salad by adding some flavors and enjoy even more!

  • Spicy – add chili pepper flakes to the dressing.
  • Creamy – add yogurt to the dressing.
  • Crunchy – add chopped nuts for topping.

What To Serve With

To complement this kiriboshi daikon salad, I recommend serving it with onigiri rice balls, kabocha miso soup, and teriyaki tofu!

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Kiriboshi Daikon Salad

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Juri Austin
Kitiboshi Daikon Salad is a delicious, healthy, and filling dish. It has the natural taste of sweetness with a chewy texture that satisfies you!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Kiriboshi Daikon, 30g
  • 1 Canned Tuna, 2.5oz/70g
  • 1 Cucumber, 3.5oz/100g
  • pack Moyashi (Bean Sprouts), 2.5oz/70g

Sesame Mayo Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Kiriboshi daikon: Soak kiriboshi daikon in water for 10 minutes, drain and cut in half.
  • Other ingredients: Cut a cucumber into thin strips. Boil moyashi for one minute and drain. Drain canned tuna.
  • Dressing: Combine sesame mayo dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Toss: Put kiriboshi daikon, cucumber, moyashi, and tuna in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss.

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Notes

  • Substitute: You can omit canned tuna to make it a vegetarian salad. Instead of cucumber and moyashi, you can use other vegetables such as carrots, lettuce, celery, and onion. Instead of vinegar, you can substitute it with lemon juice.
  • You can find the kiriboshi daikon package at a Japanese grocery store or online store.
  • If you’re not a fan of the smell of dried daikon radish, wash it thoroughly by squeezing it before rehydrating.
  • The kiriboshi daikon will increase volume about four times when rehydrated with water. Start with half the size if you are eating kiriboshi daikon for the first time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 521mg | Sugar: 3g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: dried daikon, Kiriboshi daikon
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