Steamed Kale with Daikon

Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

Use organic ingredients whenever possible to avoid toxin exposure.

Cooking Time

5 minutes


2 servings


1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped with stems, 1/2 medium daikon radish, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks, 1 Tbs tamari, 1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 Tbs brown rice vinegar, 1 Tbs honey or maple syrup.


  1. Heat a medium sized pot with 2 inches of water.
  2. When the water boils, add kale and daikon radish, blanch for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain in a colander and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well, tasting to adjust amounts to your desire.


This dish includes all of the five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and pungent. It can be helpful in bringing balance to the system after a period of not-so-healthy eating.

For variations:

  • Add some dulse flakes and sesame seeds. 
  • Add some toasted pumpkin seeds or walnuts.
  • Also try adding other vegetables you like such as cauliflower, broccoli, string beans, or asparagus
  • Pair this dish with steamed fish.