20 Daikon Recipes That Are Delicious And Nutritious

Vietnamese Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrots
Photo: bd.weld

Daikon, a white winter radish that's commonly found in East Asian cuisines, is a hearty veggie with tons of uses. Plus, it's extremely healthy — daikon radishes have a low calorie count, but they're packed with vitamin C, folate, calcium, and antioxidants. In this collection of our best daikon recipes, you'll find delicious and nutritious appetizer, dinner, and side dish ideas.

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Pan Fried Daikon Cake

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"These crispy savory cakes are a unique and tasty way to enjoy daikon radish," according to recipe creator Brett.

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Baek Kimchi (White Kimchi)

Baek Kimchi (White Kimchi)
Soup Loving Nicole

Make this irresistible kimchi with Napa cabbage, daikon radish, garlic, ginger, and dried Korean red pepper threads.

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Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelette)

Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelette)
Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelette). Allrecipes

"Tamagoyaki is slightly sweet and seasoned with soy sauce, mirin, and dashi stock," says recipe creator ChefJackie, who suggests serving these daikon omelettes as an appetizer or packing them in a bento box.

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Vietnamese Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrots

Vietnamese Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrots
bd.weld

If you're looking for a way to preserve your daikon and carrots, try this pickled radish recipe. It'll keep for four weeks in the fridge.

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Spicy Vietnamese Quick Pickled Vegetables

pickled veggies in a jar

Turn up the heat with these jalapeño-spiked pickled carrots, daikon radishes, and cucumbers. Pair it with banh mi or, as reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen suggests, with chili.

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Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish)

Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish)
Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish) | Photo by mykoreaneats.

Mackerel and daikon radishes are braised in an incredibly flavorful sauce made with peppers, gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes), gochujang, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger.

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Steak Summer Rolls

Steak Summer Rolls
Photo by Allrecipes.

Seasoned steak and homemade quick pickled daikon and carrots are rolled in rice paper wrappers and lettuce leaves, then served with a spicy peanut butter-Sriracha sauce.

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Roasted Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Roasted Pork Banh Mi on a white plate
Chef John

"Not only do we get amazing contrasts in flavor and texture, but also the temperature difference between the crisp, warm, meat-filled roll, and cool, crunchy vegetables makes this so much fun to eat," Chef John says of these sandwiches with pickled daikon.

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Instant Pot Southern-Style Green Beans from a Can

green beans with potatoes and bacon
Soup Loving Nicole

Use your trusty Instant Pot and canned green beans to make this keto, Southern-style side dish with daikon and bacon.

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Stir-Fried Japanese Ginger Pork

Stir-Fried Japanese Ginger Pork
Soup Loving Nicole

It's easy to customize this quick pork and daikon stir-fry with ingredients you have on hand, such as spring onions, savoy, or Chinese cabbage.

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Beef Pho

bowl of vietnamese beef pho with noodles, jalapeno peppers, scallions, broth, and thinly sliced beef
Jack Merwin

It's easier than you think to make restaurant-worthy pho at home with beef, daikon, and other flavorful ingredients. "A comforting richly seasoned beef broth is ladled over rice noodles and thinly sliced beef," according to recipe creator LETT101.

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Edamame Salad

Edamame Salad
Stirring Up Trouble

This healthy daikon-packed recipe is perfect for packed lunches. Make a big batch on Sunday, then enjoy it all week long.

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Asian Salmon Wrap

rice and salmon in wrap
Linda T

Green onions, daikon radishes, and cucumbers are tossed in a mixture of rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, wasabi paste, and ground ginger. The veggie mixture, rice, and canned salmon are wrapped in flour tortillas.

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Bulgogi-Spiced Tofu Wraps with Kimchi Slaw

Bulgogi-Spiced Tofu Wraps with Kimchi Slaw
MyNutriCounter

Tofu is soaked in a sweet and savory marinade, grilled, then wrapped in lettuce leaves with a tangy daikon slaw.

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Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs on a white plate

Recipe creator ZAYO says these teriyaki chicken meatballs, made with daikon and shiitake mushrooms, pair perfectly with freshly steamed white rice and broccoli.

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Korean Tofu and Vegetable Soup

Korean Tofu and Vegetable Soup
Lang-Lang

This spicy soup, made with yellow squash and two types of cabbage (daikon and Napa), can easily be made vegetarian-friendly by using vegetable stock instead of beef stock.

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Vegan Banh Mi

Vegan Banh Mi
Buckwheat Queen

If you like banh mi sandwiches with pickled daikon, you'll love this healthy veggie bowl. "Classic ingredients are replaced with vegan alternatives and you get to eat it with a fork," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen.

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Jicama, Carrot, and Green Apple Slaw

Jicama, Carrot, and Green Apple Slaw
SunnyByrd

This 30-minute slaw is crunchy (thanks to shredded daikon radishes and jicama) and sweet (thanks to green apples, pears, and an orange juice-based dressing).

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Troy's Korean Glazed Chicken Breast with Kimchee Fried Rice

Troy's Korean Glazed Chicken Breast with Kimchee Fried
Troy's Korean Glazed Chicken Breast with Kimchee Fried Rice | Photo by Diana71.

This satisfying dinner, with daikon kimchi, comes together in less than 45 minutes. "WOW this is a wonderful dish packed full of KAPOW flavor," raves reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Diana71.

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Curried Stuffed Acorn Squash

acorn squash stuffed with curried rice and vegetables and topped with feta cheese
Chez Artica

Don't let acorn squash season pass you by without making this filling dinner with crunchy daikon. "This is a fancy vegetarian-lover's way to spice up squash without losing the smooth, subtle squash flavor," says recipe creator JennyB.

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