Carrot and Daikon Radish Sweet Pickles (Gluten-free/Vegetarian)

Lovely and accomplished blogger and author Chika shares a Japanese New Year culinary tradition; each dish is symbolic of health, happiness, and longevity. This easy and delicious salad symbolizes happiness, and we all need a taste of that for the upcoming 2021. Happy, healthy, and safe New Year, Beautiful People!

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Today I will introduce you to “Japanese traditional New Year’s food”.

New year is very important event in Japan. Anciently Japan had a tradition that people wouldn’t shop or cook for the first three days of New Year. Therefore, people cook lots of colorful dishes that last long on 31st December and put them in beautiful boxes together for the three days, which is called Osechi. Each dish has auspicious meaning, such as health, longevity, and safety of the year. Lately some shops and restaurants are open on New Year’s day, but many people make/buy Osechi and celebrate the New Year.

This dish “carrot and daikon radish sweet pickles” is called “Namasu”. It has red and white color so it is considered as a happy dish.

The recipe is very easy and the dish last for about 5 days in the refrigerator so it is a versatile dish for any…

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  1. This looks easy and delicious and healthy. Happy New Year!

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    1. I like it, too. Thank you, dear Mimi! I hope you had an enjoyable New Year celebration. Happy, healthy, and safe 2021!

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    1. Happy, healthy, and safe 2021 to you and yours, dear friend!

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  2. Garfield Hug says:

    This pickle is a tasty one and I love it. Always order it and the pickled gingers too.

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    1. I pickle ginger all the time, and daikon radish as well, but combining it with carrots and making it sweet is new to me. I am sure it is delicious; that’s why I shared dear Chika’s recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging, dear Manu!

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  3. MarkGozonsky says:

    This sounds delish. I’m growing lots of Daikon radishes and have strong hopes for carrots, too. I look forward to making this soon.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Mark. You are so lucky you are able to grow your own veggies! Ever since my favorite farm store closed down due to Covid, I am limited to supermarket selections.
      And since you have Daikon radishes, here is a salad for you: https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/daikon-salad/

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  4. Sounds great, Dolly! Thank you for sharing this. Will head over to read more. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael.

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    1. Thank you for reblogging, dear friend.

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