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Fresh Lotus Root Salad

Fresh Lotus Root Salad created by robin

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!

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25mins
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directions

  • Boil about 3 quarts of water in a pot.
  • Rinse lotus roots with cold water.
  • Trim and discard both ends of the bulb and peel the skin.
  • Diagonally 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.
  • Drain the roots and put them into the boiling water.
  • Take pot off heat and cover pot with lid.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Pat dry and put in a shallow bowl.
  • In a bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil and cilantro.
  • Pour dressing over lotus roots and garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Serve chilled.
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"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!"
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  1. robin
    Pretty good, but I don't think it's quite my taste. This was my first time tasting Lotus Root, so I didn't quite know what to expect. The root itself has a strong flavor, which overpowered the soy sauce mixture. I think I might like it stir-fried better. I added shredded carrot and a little fresh ginger and used pre-sliced lotus root instead of fresh.
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  2. robin
    Fresh Lotus Root Salad Created by robin
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  3. Nose5775
    This tasted best after sitting in the refrigerator overnight. It's crunchy with a bit of zing.
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  4. Grace Lynn
    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!
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