I love going to the Korean supermarket. I found one not far from where I live and besides the big selection of mushrooms that I have mentioned before, they also have really fresh produce. I saw the daikon radish there and decided that I would make something with it. Growing up we always ate daikon radish with chicken soup. Apparently it’s a Hungarian thing, but I decided to try something a little more Asian inspired. I gathered all my Asian condiments and created a really tasty dressing. I served this for dinner when I had some guests and I had them guess what vegetable it was. It took a while but I think they finally figured it out, mostly because this salad is a little unexpected.
This is really simple to make. You can shred the radish and make the dressing ahead of time and mix them right before you serve it.
- 1 large or two small daikon radish
- 2 tablespoons miso paste
- 2 tablespoons tahini ( unflavored)
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Peel and grate radish in food processor or using the large holes on a box grater
- Combine miso, tahini, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and water
- Mix until smooth
- Toss radish with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds