Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Daikon Radish

From fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

  1. A New Kind of Coleslaw. Enjoy shredded radish instead of cabbage in your next batch of homemade coleslaw. Try them in our Rainbow Slaw Salad recipe.
  2. Roast ’em! Add a cubed daikon radishes to your next pot roast or pan of roasted vegetables.
  3. Expand Your Garden. Get your kids interested in fruits and veggies by helping them grow something. Radishes grow easily and your kids may even be persuaded to eat them after harvest.
  4. Slow Cooked. Place daikon radishes in a baking pan or slow cooker with carrots, onions, garlic, lowsodium seasonings, lowsodium vegetable broth, lean meat and all of your favorite vegetables. Turn on low and let the juices and flavors start mixing for an allinone meal!
  5. Add More Vitamin C! Mix one cup of fresh or frozen mango with ¼ cup carrot juice, sneak in ¼ cup of daikon radish, and add a handful of ice cubes. This adds vitamin C without changing the flavor!
  6. As a Substitute. Use daikon radishes in any recipe that calls for radishes. Substitute them in our AppleBeet Salad, Chicken Tortas, or our Herb Potato Salad recipes!
  7. Baked, Boiled or Steamed. Use daikon radishes any way you would use a carrot, and then some. Try them baked or boiled in stews and soups or in a stir fry. Also try them lightly steamed with olive oil, salt or lemon juice for flavor.
  8. Eat ’em Raw. Slice daikon radishes and eat raw with a dip or peanut butter or add shredded raw Daikon radishes to salads.
  9. Radish … Cake? This traditional Japanese cake, also known as Daikon mochi, is made by combining shredded daikon radishes, rice flour, various shredded or chopped vegetables, and dried shrimp. To make a healthier version, create cakes and lightly sauté in olive oil until browned on each side.
  10. Homemade Asian TakeOut. Combine sliced daikon radishes, brown rice, one egg, all of your other favorite vegetables, and a small amount of lowsodium soy sauce in a wok. Stirfry then enjoy a simple Asianflavored
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