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Daikon Salad in a honey vinaigrette

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


2 Servings as a side dish



About the Recipe

Daikon is regarded as a staple vegetable in Japan and regularly finds its way onto the table in salads, soups and stews. In summer, it features raw in refreshing salads like this one. If you find the taste of raw daikon a little bitter for your tatse, simply immerse it in water for 10 - 15 minutes after cutting and the bitterness will be drawn out.


300g / 10.5oz white radish, peeled and halved

300g / 10.5oz  cucumber

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



for the vinaigrette:

combine the rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, salt,  sugar and cooking sake. mix well

for the salad:

thinly slice the onion thinly and place in water for 10 mins

slice the radish lengthways and then julienne 

cut the cucumber diagonally and then julienne

drain and squeeze the onion

combine the vegetables and drizzle with the dressing

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