Lotus Root and Sesame Side Salad

Lotus Root and Sesame Side Salad

Crunchy lotus root slices are coated generously with sesame seeds in this delicious side salad. Pack in your bento!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Lotus root
200 g
1/3 of a carrot
Green beans
50 g
Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
Dashi stock
100 ml
●Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
Japanese mustard
1 heaping teaspoon
White toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
Sesame paste (white)
1 tablespoon


1. Peel the lotus root, and slice into 2 mm thick. Soak in plenty of water and wash well. Change the water 2 to 3 times until the water is no longer cloudy.
2. Add a little vinegar to plenty of water, add the washed lotus root slices and soak for about 10 minutes. Rinse off the lotus root slices under running water, and drain in a sieve.
3. Cut the carrot into quarters and slice into 2 mm thick. Parboil the green onions in salted water, and cut into thirds.
4. Put the sesame oil, lotus root and carrot in a pan and cook over high heat. Stir fry for about a minute, then add the dashi stock and ● flavoring ingredients. Stir fry as you simmer down the liquid.
5. Keep stirring until there liquid in the pan is almost gone. Transfer to a bowl, and leave to cool.
6. Grind the sesame paste quickly in a grinding bowl. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and mix. Add the Step 5 vegetables and boiled green beans, mix well and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a variation of Recipe ID: 240223 "Kinpira Gobo (stir fried spicy burdock root) with tuna!" If you add mayonnaise to this kinpira, it becomes a delicious burdock root salad. So I made it with lotus root as a variation.