Fresh Asian White Turnip Salad with Thai Sauce
Why I Love This Recipe
Featuring: White turnips (rabioles) or daikon radish, coriander, carrots and garlic or garlic scapes.
This is a nice fresh and refreshing salad that goes great with asian dishes. It is best served fresh. You can also make it with daikon radish.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 1/2 cups of finely grated white turnips (rabioles- approx. 7-8 medium ones)
1/3 of a coriander bunch, chopped
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp nuoc-mâm sauce (see recipe below)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp oil (I use sunflower or safflower)
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 small hot pepper, chopped (or 1/4 tsp red chill pepper flakes)
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tbsp chopped nuts (cashews or peanuts)
A dash of sea salt or fleur de sel (optional)
4 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1/2 cup water
4 tsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)
2 tsp grated carrots
1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 garlic scape strand, chopped)
1/2 tsp chili pepper sauce
Prepare the nuoc-mâm sauce: Just mix all the nuoc-nâm ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. You'll only need a bit of this sauce. The rest can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week - it is a vietnamese classic!
1. Mix your finely grated white turnips and coriander together.
2. Mix the dressing ingredients together (maple syrup, nuoc-mâm, soy sauce, oil, sesame oil and hot pepper).
3. Add the dressing to the salad and toss well.
4. Just before serving, sprinkle lemon juice and chopped nuts on top.