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Pickled Daikon and Carrot Salad "Namasu"

Prep Time:

40 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Called "namasu" in Japan, this tangy, simple to prepare salad is eaten as a side dish at New Year. It's a fibre rich, healthy dish so why not enjoy it all year round? If you are a lover of strong pickles, leave the daikon and the carrot in the marinade overnight for the maximum effect.


330g daikon (white radish)

60g carrot

1 tsp salt

1.5 tbsp sugar

3.5 tbsp japanese rice vinegar


peel & thinly slice the daikon lengthways, then cut into thin matchsticks

repeat with the carrot

put the daikon and salt in a bowl. mix & leave for 10 mins

now rinse the daikon lightly and give it a squeeze with your hand for 10 secs letting any liquid drain away

mix the sugar and rice vinegar in a bowl

combine the daikon & carrot in a bowl, add the sugar & vinegar mixture 

mix well and leave for 30 mins before eating

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