Daikon Radish Slaw


Recently, Hyundai and Good Bite asked me to participate in David Lawrence's “Appetite For Adventure”, which challenged 8 food bloggers to come up with recipes using unusual ingredients. I have to admit that I was quite shocked when the ingredient they presented me with was daikon radish. I see these large east Asian radishes all the time at our local farmer’s market, but I've never bought one before. What a mistake! They have a great flavor and texture and you can do a lot with them. I got 2 huge ones the other day for just $1 and made several different recipes with them. My favorite is this Daikon Radish Slaw that I used as one component of the Summer Roll recipe I made for “Appetite for Adventure”.

Not only is this dish perfect for a spring or summertime party when you're feeding a crowd, but the kids I offered it to at our house the other day loved the beautiful colors and tasty dressing! Hopefully I lived up to the cooking challenge, but either way I think you’ll find this dish to be a total crowd pleaser.


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Daikon Radish Slaw (Makes 6 Servings)

Prep Time: 4 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Daikon Radish, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Cup carrots, grated
  • 1 Medium Yellow, Red or Orange Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Scallion, diced (use the entire scallion, white and green)


1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
2. Place the grated radish in several layers of paper towel and squeeze out excess water.
3. Place all of the vegetables in a large bowl and toss together.
4. Pour the vinaigrette into the bowl and toss to coat.
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Lisa

    Ok, I passed by this today at the farmers market because I wasn't sure what to do with it. Then, I come home and find a recipe on weelicious after doing a search. I'll have to see if the same farmer still has daikon next week and I'll definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks!

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