Easy Chilled Tomato and Daikon Radish Salad

Easy Chilled Tomato and Daikon Radish Salad

Cool down with a refreshing cold salad.


Daikon radish
approximately 5 cm
Shiso leaves or basil leaves
about 5
Soy sauce
about 1 tablespoon
Garlic (grated)
about 1/2 clove
Sesame or olive oil
to taste
Sesame seeds
a generous amount


1. Slice the tomato thinly, and chill in the refrigerator.
2. Cut the daikon radish into short thick matchsticks, and sprinkle with salt. Shred the shiso leaves and put into a bowl of water. (If you're using basil, rip up the leaves with your hands.)
3. Squeeze out the daikon radish and shiso or basil leaves well using paper towels to remove any excess moisture, and put into a plastic bag. Add enough soy sauce to coat the vegetables plus the garlic, and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Put the daikon radish and shiso leaves on top of the tomatoes from Step 3, pour the marinade over all. Drizzle with sesame or olive oil and top with sesame seeds.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is basically a colorful presentation of instant daikon radish pickles.