Gluten-Free Snack Recipe: Sour Cream and Onion Daikon Curls

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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


  1. Put all ingredients except daikon and the extra green onion tops in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add extra water if needed.
  2. Pulse the extra green onion tops in to just break them up.
  3. Use the spiralizer on the ribbon setting to create long curls from the daikon.
  4. Add the onion sour “cream” mixture to the daikon to just coat. If you have extra, use it as a dip.
  5. 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

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