Lotus Root Salad with Fragrant Sesame

Lotus Root Salad with Fragrant Sesame

The crispy-crunchy texture of the lotus root and the mild flavor are very addictive. Children love it too! This salad is a favorite in our household.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Lotus root
1 pack
1 small
4 slices
White sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
● Reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons
● Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
● Salt
a bit less than 1/2 teaspoon
● Pepper
a small amount


1. Cut the lotus root into 3 mm or so thick slices, and put in a bowl of water with a little vinegar added to get rid of any bitterness.
2. In the meantime, finely shred the carrot and sprinkle with salt. When the carrot has wilted, squeeze out very well.
3. Shred the cucumber, and cut the ham up into 5 mm wide strips.
4. Toaste the sesame seeds in a dry pan.
5. Grind up the sesame seeds well. This makes the flavor very mild. If you don't have a suribachi (Japanese grinding bowl) you can just crush the sesame seeds with your fingers.
6. Boil some water in a pan and quickly blanch the lotus roots for about 5 seconds.
7. Drain immediately and drain very well.
8. Mix the lotus root, chopped up ingredients and the ● in a bowl, and it's done! It's best if you mix the solid ingredients together first, then add the seasoning ingredients.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to introduce my children to different ways to eat lotus root, since I love lotus root myself.