This spiralized daikon salad is a fresh flavorful salad that tastes delicious. Fresh mild daikon, green tart apples, and pepitas make this a fabulous salad that is almost too pretty to eat.
If you love salads as we do, check out all of my delicious salad recipes for some more yummy ideas.
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Have you seen daikon radish 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!
What does daikon taste like?
Daikon has a very mild sweet flavor. You wouldn't even suspect it was in the radish family!
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 🙂
My daikon salad recipe has a combination of fun flavors that all play nicely together. (*If you love apples as much as we do, here are our favorite gluten free apple recipes to try.)
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.
This easy daikon salad recipe 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.
This salad has parsley, lime, and lots of pepitas (pumpkin seeds!)
What are pepitas?
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. You will also love them in this homemade granola, like this Mulberry Cardamom Granola.
More Delicious Salad Recipes to Try:
- Spiralizer. You don't have to have a spiralizer, but it really makes this salad pretty :-).
- A whisk to mix up the dressing ingredients.
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Daikon and Green Apple Salad with Pepitas
- 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
- In a bowl, add oil, vinegar, juices, and parsley. Whisk to blend.
- Spiralize the daikon and green apple. If you don't have a spiralizer, feel free to chop it.
- Toss the daikon and green apple with the dressing. Allow to sit for 5 minutes so the flavors blend.
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