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Vegan Danhobak-Salad (Kabocha Squash Salad) Recipe

December 20, 2010

I just love– danhobak (Kabocha squashes)! It’s a really yummy squash – rich, soft and sweet, almost like dessert – unlike the other squashes that taste very healthy! šŸ˜› Just pick a good (heavy and dark green) one, and steam it, and you’ll eat the whole thing in one sitting because it’s just so delicious. I know that Alicia Silverstone really loves her Kabocha squashes too. She has tons of recipes that call for them.

Anyway, danhobak-salad is one of the most popular banchan dishes that is often served with Korean BBQ. Go to any BBQ restaurant in Korea, and you are definitely going to have some version of this danhobak-salad dish. In fact, this dish has gotten so popular that you will see it in a Korean Pizza Hut, which is pretty funny I think!

We make our danhobak-salad with squash, sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, and celery. Bill and I just have it whenever we feel like a hearty salad or appetizer, but it’s really a great compliment to Korean tempeh bulgogi and or seitan pepper-paste bulgogi. So next time you feel like a salad or if you’re having a Korean meat-alternative BBQ, try this danhobak-salad, and you will not regret it! šŸ˜‰

Danhobak Salad

Vegan Danhobak-Salad (Kabocha Squash Salad) Recipe

1/2 kabocha squash (cubed)
1 sweet potato (cubed)
1 apple (cubed)
1 large carrot (cubed)
1 large celery stalk (thinly sliced)
1-2 Tbs vegan mayonnaise (to taste, we use Follow your heart’s Veganaise and we think it’s pretty good!)

1. Cube and slice all the ingredients.
2. Steam the kabocha squash and sweet potatoes until very soft, check periodically to see if done.
3. Once the squash and sweet potatoes are cooked, let them cool until warm.
4. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, add the vegan mayonnaise and mix well. (Start with just 1 tbs and add more depending on how they mix, you’ll see that you do not need too much mayonnaise, as the squash and potatoes start to work as a orange color danhobak sauce, making the salad very rich and tasty!)
5. Enjoy the yummy, rich salad!!


Steam the sweet potatoes and danhobak so they become soft!


Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and add the vegan mayonnaise!

Mix more

Mix the ingredients well. You will see how the dressing turns into an orange Danhobak sauce!!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2012 1:08 pm

    This looks so yummy and delicious! I would have never through to just toss veggies in mayo. You gues are genious!

    • Sunnie permalink*
      July 31, 2012 11:41 pm

      Haha.. The Kabocha squash goes well with the Veganaise. šŸ˜‰ Hope you try it and enjoy!!

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