Monday, November 5, 2018


A simple crunchy daikon salad goes well with your grilled meats or as a light snack by itself. You can make a variation by adding carrots or cucumber too. You may replace the roasted sesame seeds with roasted peanuts for a change.

Made this for A-Z Recipe Challenge ... the alphabet is
This is a group where we all make and share the recipe with the chosen alphabet. It is really interesting to think of some innovative recipes for the challenge each time.

Daikon / mooli ... 1
Sesame seeds .. 1 tbsp (roasted)
Cherry tomatoes .... 4-5
Rocket leaves or daikon greens.. 2-3 sprigs
Red chillies (freash) .... 2

For the Dressing:
Honey ..... 1 tbsp
Dark soya sauce .. 1 tso
Apple cider or white vinegar .. 1 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil ... 1 tbsp
Chilli flakes ..... 1/4 tsp
Salt ................. 1/4 tsp
Dried parsley ..... 1/2 tsp (use any herbs available)


Peel and shred the daikon using a shredder or grate it. Leave it in chilled ice cold water to make it extra crunchy.

Dry roast the sesame seeds until they give out an aroma.

Take all the ingredients for dressing in a bowl and whisk them together.

Remove the shredded daikon into a bowl.

Pour the dressing on it.

Mix it well.

Plate it in a serving platter. garnish with the greens, cherry tomatoes, slit red chillies. Sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds on top. Serve chilled.


  1. The salad looks and sounds so delicious! Great share for the theme! :)

  2. Excellent post Diwali detox Recipe and with winters, the Diakon are super fresh and crunchy. I loved the salad dressing too with the roasted sesame seeds on top.

    1. Yes Vidya.. the roasted sesame seeds added a nice flavour to the salad.
      Thanks :)

  3. Thats a fabulous salad there, love the addition of roasted sesame seeds in this salad, can smell the flavor of this salad rite from ur picture.

    1. Yes Priya.. they really tasted nice and added to the flavours.

  4. Seems so delicious will try your way!!

    1. Thanks Swati.. you will love this crunchy salad.

  5. I love daikon salad for the crunch. Love it more with rainbow daikon. the sesame does bring a nutty aroma to the salad. Loving the recipe

  6. Great to know that 'Daikon' is a variety of Radish.....Love the ingredients used for dressing.....innovative and different preparation for this challenge....

  7. This is such a healthy and delicious salad with full of Daikon. Delicious dressing too.

  8. Shobha mooli ka pura shakal badal diya... awesome, tempting looking salad. Can't wait to get some fresh mooli to try out this salad.

  9. This salad looks so refreshing and tasty, I love the addition of the toasted sesame seeds.


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