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Daikon Salad Recipe

There are lots of recipes to make salads using Daikon radish in Japan.  Daikon is a very common vegetable Japanese people use all year round for everyday meals (although it is in season in winter).  This Daikon Salad can be prepared with a very easy and tasty Ponzu based dressing in no time.

Daikon is a white long radish used in many Japanese dishes.  It is usually cooked in soup or Nimono (boiled and seasoned vegetables). However, you can use Daikon raw like here too.  The texture is crisp and fresh and may have a slightly hot or spicy taste.  The top of the Daikon (closer to the leaves) has a milder flavor than the lower end.  If you don’t like it hot, use the bottom part of the Daikon for Miso Soup or something else where the Daikon will be cooked.

It’s easy to find Daikon radish at many local supermarkets today.  Try this, and inside 10 minutes you’ll have a healthy and delicious side dish.

Daikon Salad Recipe

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3-4 small servings



  1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and sesame seeds.
  2. Peel and cut Daikon into very thin and long slices. Mix Daikon well with dressing.
  3. Serve with Katsuobushi and Nori on top.

Daikon Salad  Recipe

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  • Karen
    January 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Getting ready to make this for the second time. Delish! I toast the sesame seeds to bring out their flavor. I’m also making your Hourensou No Gaame and your Teriyaki Chicken recipe (again). I can’t wait for dinner time. Thanks for sharing, you take me back to my childhood in Japan.

    • Noriko
      January 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      sounds like a yummy and healthy dinner!

  • Jennifer
    November 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This is a very delicious recipe that is also fast and simple to prepare. I will make it again!

  • Nadia
    December 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Thanks, this dish is deliciious!!!