Last updated on June 6th, 2018.
Healthy, delicious Shaved Carrot and Daikon Salad recipe with a delicious Sesame Ginger dressing. Forget lettuce, and add a wonderful crunch to your dinner! The tasty, healthy ribbons of daikon radish and carrots will have you reaching for seconds.
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So after posting a few decadent recipes recently, such as coconut cake and peanut butter bacon rice krispies treats, this will be a post that focuses on healthier things: a fresh Carrot and Daikon Salad with a delicious Sesame Ginger Dressing. We all need a little balance in life, and my balance involves balancing cake and salads. 🙂
I made this super easy fresh salad for dinner today. It took all of 10 minutes to put together and was such a nice change from the typical lettuce salads. I love crunchy ingredients in my salad!
I’ve actually never seen or had a daikon radish until last week when it showed up in our CSA. I had to do some googling to figure out what to do with these things. Daikon is a very mild tasting radish and can be eaten just like carrots – raw or cooked. So I paired Daikon and Carrots together with a very simple Asian-inspired dressing and the result was delicious.
The dressing was very light and flavorful, and had a nice spice from the ginger. The sesame seeds added a great crunch to the salad.
Try this Shaved Carrot and Daikon Salad for dinner today for a nice change of pace!
Shaved Carrot and Daikon Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
- Clean and peel the daikon radishes and carrots. Using a vegetable peeler, 'shave' slices of the radish and the carrots. This is easiest to do by pressing the vegetable against a cutting board and using the peeler to slice away from your body. Place these in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, vinegar, minced garlic clove, and grated ginger. Add some salt (1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon) and pepper to taste. Combine the dressing with the sliced daikon and carrots, add the sesame seeds, and mix well.