Friday, February 17, 2012

Daikon and Carrot Salad with Miso and Toasted Sesame Seeds (and NZ hottest Home baker)





Peel a carrot and a piece of daikon as big as two carrots with a vegetable peeler. Discard the outer skin, and then continue 'peeling' to obtain long thin orange and white vegetable 'ribbons'. As you work drop the carrot and daikon strips into a bowl filled with water and lemon juice. Let the vegetables soak for about 30 minutes. In the meantime toast a tbsp or so of sesame seeds in a hot frying pan, and then mush them lightly with a mortar and pestle (I have a Japanese one for this, but any mortar and pestle will do). Set aside. In a small bowl thin one tbsp of miso (white or red) with a little hot water, or hot vegetable stock, into the consistency of a salad dressing (i.e.: not too runny, but not as thick as to be impossible to fold into a salad). Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce too, if you like. Drain the vegetables and add the miso dressing. Mix and divide between 4 bowls (if eating immediately, otherwise store in the fridge, covered, it will acquire even more flavour!). Before serving top each bowl with a pinch of crushed toasted sesame seeds. 




Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©



With this recipe I take part in the contest Vegetariamo (Ricette Vegan) hosted by




And then...

I am just editing this post because I found something in my inbox that may interests some NZ bloggers:
(for non-professional bakers). I think that lots of bloggers could enter! Good luck!




21 comments:

  1. mmmh sono sicura che i semi si sesamo le danno proprio un twist in più ^^. un'insalata colorata e allo stesso tempo elegante... baci*

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  2. One moment, I'll post mine soon. just wanted to say I love your new site!

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  3. Oggi c'è un pochino di sole....ho già voglia di sapori estivi come questi!!! ciao

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  4. Ciao! Grazie per aver partecipato con questa ricetta!
    Come ti ho risposto sul mio post, puoi mandarmi ricette anche con gli altri due blog, anche se non esponi il banner in home page ;-)
    Ti aspetto ancora ^_^
    Buona giornata!

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  5. Che buona insalata!Have a great weekend,dear!

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  6. Bbone ste insalate, anch'io aggiungo spesso i semini ed il gomasio, sopratutto!;)

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    1. Anch'io uso il gomasio spesso, piu' facile e veloce che tostare e macinare i semini :-).

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  7. look like a delicious salad!!! gloria

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  8. E' da poco che ho scoperto il daikon e mi piace molto nei sughi e nelle insalate, e mi piace la tua insalata croccantina con i semini, per la ricetta del marble cake si è tutta fecola di patate, e viene sofficissima! Baci

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  9. Buona questa ricetta. E' una cosa che non ho mai provato prima. Molto invitante. Brava!

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  10. Beautiful salad Alessandra, and I love the photos +1 :)

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  11. I swear your photos would make ANY recipe look good!

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  12. Hahahaha1 Even raw daikon and carrot :-)

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  13. è bellissima questa insalata, invita per gli ingredienti, per i colori e sicuramente anche per i sapori: adoro il daikon, i semi e il miso, e la tua composizione è meravigliosa davvero ^^

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  14. This looks so refreshing, Alessandra, I love tsukemono :)!!

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  15. What a lovely salad. That photo is riveting. I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  16. per queste insalatine croccanti aspetto la stagione un po' più tiepida, peccato che il daikon piaccia solo a me....buon WE!!

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  17. What a pretty salad..like a cup of sunshine. Hope you are well...hugs.

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  18. This is lovely! You know I would enjoy this A LOT. I love this salad - using miso is a great touch!

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    1. Definitely Japanese inspired this one :-)

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