Carrot and Daikon Salad (Namasu)

Carrot and Daikon Salad (Namasu) – recipe with photo, Japanese cuisine
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Cooking Time:
30 min.
Recipe Yield:
4 servings
Medium recipe

Carrot and Daikon Salad (Namasu) – Japanese cuisine recipe, this salad is prepared for New Year's celebration. This dish is very popular among the Japanese, as the combination of bright colors - white daikon and red carrots is considered lucky.

Recipe Ingredients

Daikon 8 cm
Carrots 2 pcs
Rice Vinegar 4 tbsp
Sesame 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp

Cooking Recipe

For the carrot and daikon salad according to the Japanese recipe, peel the carrots and daikon and cut into thin strips 5 cm long. Salt chopped vegetables, mix and set aside for 30 minutes. After the vegetables, put in a colander and squeeze out the released juice.

Mix powdered sugar with rice vinegar, pour the mixture into vegetables, mix and set aside the salad for at least a day. During this time, the vegetables must be stirred periodically. Before serving, mix the salad again, put on a dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Also namasu salad can be served with a piece of boiled egg, smoked salmon rolls with cucumber. You can also serve a small cup of warmed sake with a salad of carrots and daikon.