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!

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Lotus root salad served in a plate.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • The lotus root salad is a healthy and delicious dish with a crispy texture.
  • It’s easy to make, a simple salad that complements various dishes.
  • The tasty dressing combines soy sauce, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds.

Lotus Root

The lotus root, known as “Renkon” in Japanese, is the edible stem of the lotus plant. Its unique crunchy texture makes it a popular choice in stir-fries, salads, and various dishes. It also provides health benefits as a rich source of vitamin C and dietary fiber (source).

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Lotus Root Salad:

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.

How To Make Lotus Root Salad: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make lotus root salad.

Step 1

Slice lotus root and carrot and soak in water.

How to make lotus root salad.

Step 2

Blanch the lotus root and carrot slices.

How to make lotus root salad.

Step 3

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

How to make lotus root salad.

Step 4

Add the dressing ingredients and toss.

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.

Recipe 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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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

  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • ½ Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp Ground sesame seeds
  • ½ Tbsp Sugar

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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