Steamed Kale with Daikon

Prep Time

5 minutes

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 tbsp tamari 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar 1 tbsp agave syrup


Heat a medium sized pot with 2 inches of water. When the water boils, add kale and daikon radish, blanch for 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and transfer to a large mixing bowl. 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.