Valley Bounty: Daikon

Not to be confused with its smaller and more colorful cousin, the daikon is a large and relatively mild member of the radish family, with just a hint of spice to complement its dominant sweetness. Sliced into sticks, daikon goes great with dips like hummus or tzatziki. It also lends itself well to pickling: put daikon and carrot stick in a jar with white vinegar, sugar, and water for easy refrigerator pickles.

Valley Bounty is written by Brian Snell

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Find daikon grown by local farmers at farmers’ marketsfarm stands, or retailers that prioritize local sourcing.

Try this recipe for Daikon-Apple Salad from Red Fire Farm, or these Roasted Daikon Radish and Kale Spring Rolls with Tahini-Honey Dipping Sauce from Mountain View Farm.