Lotus root salad

    20 min

    This is a simple, refreshing and delicious Chinese dish. Sliced lotus roots are drizzled with an aromatic sweet and sour dressing. Serve as a salad or side dish.

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    Makes: 3 - 4

    • 500g fresh lotus roots, rinsed and cut into thin slices
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vinegar
    • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cook the lotus roots in boiling water for a few minutes, until no longer raw. Drain into a colander set in the sink and cool under a cold running tap. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.
    2. Combine the salt, sugar, vinegar, spring onion and ginger in a small bowl; mix thoroughly. Drizzle over the sliced lotus roots and serve.


    Fresh lotus roots can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops. If unavailable, use tinned lotus roots.

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