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Friday November 17, 2023


Spiralized Daikon “Rice Noodle” Bowl


Explore the world of vegetable noodles with this Spiralized Daikon “Rice Noodle” Bowl. Using daikon as the noodle base, this dish is a refreshing and healthy alternative to traditional noodle bowls. Packed with vibrant veggies, tofu, and flavorful sauces, these bowls offer a delightful fusion of textures and flavors. The tamari-lime sauce adds a tangy kick, while the creamy cashew sauce brings a rich and creamy element to the dish.


For the Bowl:

  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 daikon (at least 2” diameter and about 5” long)
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted and chopped cashews
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Sriracha
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Tamari-lime Sauce:
    • 2 tablespoons tamari
    • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
    • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon cane sugar (or maple or agave)
    • ¼ cup water
  • Creamy Cashew Sauce:
    • 1½ tablespoons creamy cashew butter (or peanut butter)


Preparing Tofu:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the tofu on the pan, toss with olive oil and salt.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and toss with a squirt of sriracha.

Making Sauces:

  1. Tamari-lime Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix together tamari, minced garlic, lime juice, rice vinegar, sugar, and water.
    • Pour half of the sauce into another small bowl.
  2. Creamy Cashew Sauce:
    • Whisk the other half of the tamari-lime sauce with cashew butter.
    • Season to taste and set aside.

Preparing Vegetables:

  1. Use a spiralizer or julienne peeler to cut daikon and cucumber into “noodles.”
  2. Portion the noodle vegetables into two bowls.
  3. Top with carrot ribbons, radish slices, diced avocado, cilantro, mint, scallions, baked tofu, and cashews.


  1. Serve the bowls with both the tamari-lime and creamy cashew sauce.
  2. Include lime wedges on the side.


  • If tofu is not preferred, substitute with another protein of choice.
  • If daikon is unavailable, substitute with zucchini noodles.

Culinary Tips:

  • Adjust the sriracha amount on tofu based on spice preference.
  • Customize vegetable toppings according to personal taste and availability.
  • Experiment with different nut butters for variations in the creamy cashew sauce.


Experience a burst of freshness and creativity with this Spiralized Daikon “Rice Noodle” Bowl. Filled with colorful veggies, tofu, and delightful sauces, this vegan and gluten-free dish is a celebration of wholesome ingredients. Elevate your dining experience with the unique flavors and textures of daikon noodles, making this bowl a perfect choice for a light and satisfying meal.