Daikon Radish Recipe

    sliced daikon radish

    If you’ve never heard of or seen a daikon radish before, then you may be surprised to learn that they look nothing like the bright pink radishes you’re used to seeing. Instead, a daikon radish is creamy white and long, looking very similar in shape to a carrot.

    Unlike carrots, however, a daikon radish has very thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled. It’s also much milder than the pink radishes in its sharp flavor.

    Because this unique root vegetable doesn’t need to be peeled, it’s very easy to prepare. You can just give the radish a good scrub under water, then cut it up any which way you like. Daikon radishes are abundant in vitamin C, phosphorous, and potassium — all essential nutrients that are necessary for good health.

    This daikon radish recipe has you cut up your radish into thin slices to roast alongside sliced carrots. It’s simple, delicious, and the perfect way to use this tasty, crunchy veggie.


    Cook time: 35 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the carrot slices, radish slices, and shallot slices together on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil all over, then sprinkle a generous pinch of salt and a smaller pinch of pepper. Use your hands to toss everything together again.
    2. Roast the veggies in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, giving the pan a shake halfway through. Remove the baking sheet from the oven once the veggies have roasted, then drizzle the balsamic vinegar all over. Place the sheet back in the oven for the veggies to cook for another few minutes.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from sarahscucinabella.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.