Lotus Root Salad With A Japanese Twist

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If you want a nutritious side dish, try this Lotus Root Salad—a delicious blend of crispiness and Japanese flavors that will elevate your dining experience!

Lotus root salad served in a plate.

The lotus root boasts a subtle flavor, while its crispy texture sets it apart as a great addition to any simple salad! Combine it with soy sauce, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds to make it even more delicious!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love lotus root.
  • You are looking for lotus root salad recipe.
  • You want to make a healthy salad.

Let’s get started!

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Lotus root salad ingredients list.
  • Lotus root – Pick a fresh lotus root that is heavy, thick, plump, and has glossy skin with no scratches. If you can see the cut section, ensure that the color has not changed to brown or that the holes are not dark.
  • Carrot and lettuce as additional vegetables, or choose any other vegetables you prefer.
  • Mayonnaise, soy sauce, rice vinegar, grated sesame seeds, and sugar for the dressing.

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this lotus root salad.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

1. Peel the lotus root and carrot and slice them thinly using a slicer.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

2. Soak the thin slices in water for 5 minutes and drain.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

3. Rinse the lettuce and cut it into smaller pieces.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

4. Blanch the lotus root and carrot slices in boiling water for a couple of minutes until they are slightly tender but still have a crunch.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

5. Drain and let them cool.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

6. Put the lotus root, carrot, and lettuce in a large bowl.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

7. Add mayonnaise, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ground sesame seeds, and sugar.

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

8. Toss the ingredients thoroughly to ensure an even coating of the dressing on all the vegetables.

Serve

How to make lotus root salad step by step.

A flavorful and delicious salad is ready to serve! You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.

Helpful Tips

  • Prevent Discoloration: Lotus roots turn black when cut and exposed to air. To prevent this discoloration, soak them in water or vinegar water for about 5 minutes immediately after cutting.
  • Add Spice: If you enjoy spicy food, enhance the heat by adding a little dried chili pepper for that extra kick!

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How to make lotus root salad step by step.

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Lotus root salad served in a plate.

Lotus Root Salad With A Japanese Twist

5 from 3 votes
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Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
If you want a nutritious side dish, try this Lotus Root Salad—a delicious blend of crispiness and Japanese flavors that will elevate your dining experience!

Ingredients

  • ½ Lotus Root, 150g
  • ¼ Carrot, 20g
  • A handful Lettuce

For The Dressing

Instructions

  • Prepare vegetables: Peel the lotus root and carrot, and slice them thinly using a slicer. Soak the slices in water for 5 minutes and drain. Meanwhile, rinse the lettuce and cut it into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • Blanch: Blanch the lotus root and carrot slices in boiling water for a couple of minutes until they are slightly tender but still have a crunch. Drain and let them cool.
  • Assemble the salad: Put the lotus root, carrot, and lettuce in a large bowl, and add mayonnaise, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ground sesame seeds, and sugar. Toss the ingredients thoroughly to ensure an even coating of the dressing on all the vegetables.

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Notes

  • Lotus roots turn black when cut and exposed to air. To prevent this discoloration, soak them in water or vinegar water for about 5 minutes immediately after cutting.
  • If you enjoy spicy food, feel free to enhance the heat by adding a little dried chili pepper for that extra kick.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g
Course: Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: lotus root salad
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