Monday, January 9, 2017

Daikon Radish: What is it, and how do I eat it!!!

This root veggie is one of our most asked about products!!! If you don't know what this is it is a Daikon Radish! The daikon radish is a mild flavored winter-radish with varieties ranging in size from 8-20 inches long, with the largest variety, sakurajima daikon radish weighing in at up to 100 lbs!!!
This vegetable is an excellent source of Potassium and Vitamin C!
A quick and easy way to add root vegetables to your diet is by making a delicious salad! Check out the recipe below and try it out for lunch, dinner, or an interesting side dish!!!
BCD (Broccoli, Carrot, and Daikon) Salad 
¥ 8 ounces daikon radish
* peel and slice 1-inch pieces (or smaller)
¥ 6 ounces peeled carrots
*slice in to 1-inch pieces (or smaller)
¥ 6 ounces broccoli florets
*cut into small pieces
¥ 1 cup chopped green onions
¥ 1/3 cup of your favorite vinegar (balsamic works great)
¥ 2 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
¥ 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
¥ Garlic to taste
¥ ¼ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
¥ ¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley
After the vegetables and herbs are cut and washed transfer them to medium bowl. Add green onions. Combine vinegar, ginger, oil, and garlic sauce in a separate small bowl to blend; pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Season with sea salt and black pepper and serve.