Daikon Green Apple Salad with Pepitas

This spiralized daikon and green apple salad is a fresh flavorful salad that tastes delicious.

A forkful of Daikon and Green Apple Salad with Pepitas.

Have you seen daikon in your grocery store or farmer’s market?

What is daikon?

When I ended up with a bunch of daikon radishes, I wondered to myself what to make with daikon radish. These radishes are not your typical round radish. They are long and white, and closely resemble a carrot.

This daikon radish recipe started with a silly mistake. I was on the hunt for carrots and the store I like to shop at for produce had daikon with the complete green tops attached next to the carrots. In a hurry, I grabbed a bunch thinking they were an heirloom white carrot. Once I got home, I realized these were not even remotely close to a carrot. I am sure I am not the only one to be fooled. Daikon radishes look like long white carrots, but they are really a Chinese radish!

The daikon I picked up was pretty mild and I just tossed things I had in my refrigerator into the bowl. Mr. Fearless Dining and I were pleasantly surprised it worked out πŸ™‚

My daikon and green apple salad recipe has a combination of fun flavors that all play nicely together.

Daikon and Green Apple Salad with Pepitas in a black bowl. Plates and forks are in the background

I was really aiming for a healthy carrot salad that I could put together really easily. Although that didn’t come out as planned, I think you are going to love this easy spiralized salad recipe. It is ready in just minutes, and is pretty enough to grab attention at any get together. This radish and lime spiralized salad is another fun recipe you can try out.

This easy healthy daikon salad recipe is gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and paleo so it is perfect for any diet.

Daikon and Green Apple Salad with Pepitas twisted on a fork above the salad bowl.

This salad has parsley, lime, and lots of pepitas (pumpkin seeds!)


Pepitas are special pumpkin seeds that grow in the pumpkin without their tough coating. They are delicious roasted and make a delicious snack. They have tons of protein, fiber, and micronutrients. They are fun to add to salads for extra nutrition. They are also delicious in homemade granola, like this Mulberry Cardamom Granola.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. Spiralizer. You don’t have to have a spiralizer, but it really makes this salad pretty :-).
  2. A whisk to mix up the dressing ingredients.
Daikon and Green Apple Salad with Pepitas
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 2 daikon
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons clementine juice
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  1. In a bowl, add oil, vinegar, juices, and parsley. Whisk to blend.

  2. Spiralize the daikon and green apple. If you don't have a spiralizer, feel free to chop it.

  3. Toss the daikon and green apple with the dressing. Allow to sit for 5 minutes so the flavors blend.

Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
181kcal | Fat: 13g | Saturated fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 8g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 502mg | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Protein: 2g | Vitamin A: 5.9% | Vitamin C: 55.7% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 7.5%

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  1. This salad looks amazing! I’m glad you made that mistake, because I can’t wait to try this salad out! I’ve never had a Daikon radish before so I’m so curious to try it!

  2. This looks like such a refreshing salad!

  3. I grow Daikon radishes in my garden over the summer. I am always looking for recipes and creative ways to use them. This sounds delicious and healthy.

  4. I love daikon! I also love the flavor combination that you chose for this recipe!

  5. What a fortunate and delicious accident! It’s time for me to dust off my spiralizer!

  6. I love daikon salads and that touch of apple and pepitas is perfect!

  7. I’ve tried a lot of different vegetables, but daikon never came in my farm share so haven’t tried it yet. Will have to pick them up and try this recipe, it looks good!

  8. I’ve seen daikon radishes in the store and have often thought to put them in my cart, but get scared because I wouldn’t know what to do with them. Now I know. This sounds amazing!


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