1/1 Photo of Fresh Lotus Root Salad
Grace Lynn's Note:
Lotus roots can be found in Oriental markets. They look like vegetable sausages, a few inches long and about three inches in diameter. The flavor is somewhat reminiscent of a water chestnut as is the texture...very fresh and crisp tasting! When sliced they have an intriguing, lacy cross section that comes from air channels in the root. Lotus roots make a nice addition to soups too!
My Private Note
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- 1Boil about 3 quarts of water in a pot.
- 2Rinse lotus roots with cold water.
- 3Trim and discard both ends of the bulb and peel the skin.
- 4Diagonally cut the root into 1/8 inch thick slices and immediately put them into acidulated (water with some vinegar or lemon juice to prevent discoloring) water.
- 5Drain the roots and put them into the boiling water.
- 6Take pot off heat and cover pot with lid.
- 7Let sit for 5 minutes.
- 8Drain and rinse with cold water.
- 9Pat dry and put in a shallow bowl.
- 10In a bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil and cilantro.
- 11Pour dressing over lotus roots and garnish with sesame seeds.
- 12Serve chilled.
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Nutritional Facts for Fresh Lotus Root Salad
Serving Size: 1 (7 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 10.1
- Calories from Fat 7
- Total Fat 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 188.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.3 g
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