Gluten Free Daikon Pasta

Because zucchini noodles are so last year, put a spin on your spaghetti with daikon noodles.

Let’s start with the question everyone has.  What on earth is a Daikon? P1060241It looks like a crazy oversized carrot, sans color.  It tastes like a very mild radish when raw, which becomes even more mild when cooked.  It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and is very low in calories, with one 7″ daikon having only 61 calories (USDA nutrition information).

Gluten Free Daikon Pasta


  • One 7" Daikon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Note: What is a spiralizer? Buy one here!


  1. Rinse the daikon and use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer. Cut the daikon ends off and cut the daikon in half. Place the daikon on the spiralizer, utilizing the smallest blade type to create noodles. Crank the handle and spiral away, trimming the daikon pasta every 8-12" or so.
  2. Preheat a skillet over medium heat, add a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Add the daikon noodles and toss for approximately five minutes, throwing in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  3. That's it! Now you have a vitamin dense and gluten free canvas for all of your favorite pasta dishes. I like to use daikon pasta with my Paleo Turkey Coconut Curry Meatballs or Daikon Carbonara with Chorizo

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Ilana is a native of Southern California. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and is the brains behind Thrillseekers Anonymous. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a Registered Trauma Emergency Department Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is an athlete ambassador with GoMacro, Arcteryx Denver, and CAMP USA. She is a seasoned presenter and has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 118 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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