Red and White Salad

Kōhaku Namasu

Preparation info
  • Makes about 1 cup to serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in
At Home with Japanese Cooking

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1986

  • About

In Japan, red and white are the colors of felicity, and dishes combining these are thought to be particularly festive. Here the deep orange tones of the carrot and dried apricot provide the “red, ” while the snowy daikon radish provides the “white.” This vegetable and fruit salad is a classic in its native land, commonly served at the New Year. It could easily accompany grilled fish or roasted poultry any time of the year, though.