Daikon Slaw

Daikon Slaw

If you need a make-ahead side dish, look no further. Daikon holds up well when refrigerated; this slaw tastes fresh even after 4 or 5 days. Prep Time: 5 minutesMarinating Time: 1 hourMakes 2 servings One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled2 large carrots2...
Kale with Sesame Dressing

Kale with Sesame Dressing

Use your favorite variety of kale for this salad. Even chopped collards or mustard greens can be substituted. The key to the salad is massaging the greens with the dressing. This helps to break down the coarse veins in the leaves and takes away the bitter “raw”...
Pickled Lotus Root

Pickled Lotus Root

It is not uncommon to slice open a lotus root and find that it is dirty inside. To clean, place lotus root slices in a bowl of cool water. Swish them around for a few seconds, then allow them to sit undisturbed. The lotus root slices will float to the top and the dirt...
Miso Asparagus Salad

Miso Asparagus Salad

Since the asparagus is raw, you’ll want to use the freshest spears possible. Avoid asparagus with overly thick stalks, as these tend to be tough. For best results, make this salad when asparagus is in season. Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 4–6 servings 1 lb (500 g) fresh...
Pickled Ginger

Pickled Ginger

If you don’t have a mandoline, use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger root as thinly as possible. Prep Time: 25 minutesMakes about 4 servings One 2-in (5-cm) length fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced4 tablespoons salt1 cup (250 ml) Sushi Rice Dressing...