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Vegan Salad Recipes: Daikon Sushi Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing

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Vegan Salad Recipes: Raw Daikon Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing

I am not one of those people who loves to go out to eat or try a bunch of new restaurants just to see what they’re about. Unless it is a vegan-specific restaurant, I usually have limited options and to be honest, am usually disappointed with the food. I would much rather stay in and cook at home for myself, catering to my own specific preferences. One place that I do love and am hardly ever let down at is when I go out for sushi. I love the light, fresh flavors they use to decorate the plates and accompany the food. One part of the plate decor that I always eat is the shredded daikon that is usually served under raw sashimi.

I wanted to use the shredded daikon as the base of a salad because it is very filling yet not too heavy. When I went to buy this at the grocery store, everyone looked at me like i had twelve heads and didn’t know what I was talking about, so I had to find it myself. It looks like a very large, wide parsnip. I decided to top this with the many flavors that are often used in vegetarian sushi rolls–avocado, scallions, cucumbers, and cilantro. For the dressing, I combined the flavors of the soy sauce you would dip your sushi into with the flavors of the ginger dressing typically served on Japanese house salads. This is basically a raw, gluten-free, vegan sushi salad!

Raw Daikon Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 salad
Ingredients
  • 1/2 daikon, spiralized
  • 1 carrot, spiralized
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • For the Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamari
  • 1/ tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

Directions

1. Wash and peel your daikon radish and carrot. Spiralize the radish and the carrot and toss into a bowl.

2. Top the salad with the sliced cucumbers, avocado, scallions, and cilantro.

3. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the top.
Voila!

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Lauren Sacerdote

Lauren Sacerdote

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.
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