On Sunday I hosted a living foods potluck dinner. It was so much fun. I thought I'd share a recipe that was so good, it was gone before dinner even started. This recipe works well with macadamia nuts substituted for the cashews. I tried a variation with sweet potatoes and carrots when I ran out of daikon and it was delicious.
Daikon is a great choice this time of year because it's such a powerful immune booster and mucous dissolver.
Sour Cream and Onion Daikon Curls
contributed by Gretchen Burk, Austin Texas
Equipment Needed: Dehydrator, Spiralizer or Vegetable Peeler and Blender
- 2-3 large daikon radishes
- 1 small or 1/2 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley
- 7-8 cloves garlic
- 1 whole green onions 4 inches of the greens from another green onion
- 3/4 cup cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Ume Plum Vinegar (Oshawa brand, available at most natural grocers)
- 3 1/2 tablesooons lemon juice
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon real salt or pink salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
- Put all ingredients except daikon and the extra green onion tops in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add extra water if needed.
- Pulse the extra green onion tops in to just break them up.
- Use the spiralizer on the ribbon setting to create long curls from the daikon.
- Add the onion sour “cream” mixture to the daikon to just coat. If you have extra, use it as a dip.
- Place the coated daikon on the mesh dehydrator trays and dehydrate for 12-24 hours to desired texture. They stay chewy.
Variation: use macadamia nuts instead of cashews. Substitute sweet potatoes or carrots for the daikon.
Gretchen Burk is a gifted healer and a whiz in the kitchen. I’ve personally sampled her body work sessions and her food, and I’m hooked. Gretchen’s practice as a healing arts professional includes Swedish, Sports and Deep Massage, Structural Bodywork, Shiatsu and energy healing, including Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Gretchen’s advanced body awareness and knowledge of anatomy & physiology significantly enhance her ability to help restore her clients’ health. I always feel great after a session with Gretchen. She can be reached at 512-971-4543