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.
Prep the veggies: 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.
Make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, vinegar, minced garlic clove, and grated ginger. Add some salt (¼ - ½ teaspoon) and pepper to taste. Combine the dressing with the sliced daikon and carrots, add the sesame seeds, and mix well. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
You should use the same size daikon radishes and carrots - the ratio of the two should be about the same in this salad. Daikon radishes are typically bigger than carrots
If you don't have rice vinegar, try substituting with freshly squeezed lime juice or apple cider vinegar. Start with ½ tablespoon and add more if needed, since lime juice and apple cider vinegar have a stronger taste than rice vinegar