Updated: Sep 28, 2021
My daikon and cucumber salad makes an ideal detox dish if you feel you've been over-doing the calories recently and want a few days of lighter eating. Of course, it's not only for detox - it is a light, fibre rich salad that'll be kind to your body and good for a guilty conscience! The salad is a simple combination of raw daikon (white radish / mouli) , cucumber and red onion, the latter soaked in water to sweeten its flavour - you can do the same with the white radish if it tastes a little bitter - just shred it and soak it for a few minutes and, like magic, the flavour will mellow.
The vinaigrette combines rice vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds and a little honey - simple, healthy and delicious.
This recipe makes a generous helping for two as a meal - otherwise you can use the same amounts for a side salad for four. You can find the written recipe just below and for the Youtube tutorial just click Daikon and Cucumber salad or scroll to the bottom of the page.
Happy eating! Kurumi XXXX.
Daikon & Cucumber salad.
(makes 2 generous portions)
300g white radish, peeled and halved
1 small red onion
for the vinaigrette
3.5 tbsps japanese rice vinegar
2 tbsps honey
2 tsp sesame oil
a pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp toasted white sesame
to make the vinaigrette:
mix the rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil and salt together sugar and cooking sake and mix well
to make the salad:
thinly slice the onion and place in water for 10 mins
slice the radish lengthways and then into fine sticks
cut the cucumber diagonally then into fine sticks
drain and squeeze the onion
combine the vegetables and drizzle with the dressing