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Pickled Lotus Root (gluten-free/vegan)


Today I introduce you to “Pickled Lotus Root” which is basically one of Japanese new year’s dish. But it is delicious, easy-to-cook and very healthy so I make it all the time. The dish can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Lotus root is high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and polyphenol. Their crunchy texture is amazing! Lotus root is versatile enough to be eaten deliciously in every cooking way, such as tempura, sauté, simmering, and roasting.

Ingredients (servings 2-3)

The recipe is very easy. It takes less than 10 minutes.

  1. Slice the lotus root thinly and soak in some water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwavable bowl, combine mirin, salt, vinegar, sugar and water, and mix well.
  3. Drain off the water from the lotus root and add the lotus root to the vinegar mixture.
  4. Cover the bowl, microwave for 1 minute, and sprinkle some crushed red pepper to taste. Let it cool at room temperature before serving or storing in the refrigerator.


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

22 thoughts on “Pickled Lotus Root (gluten-free/vegan)

  1. Thank you. Looks almost festive.

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  2. The shape of these is always so beautiful!

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  3. I LOVE lotus root, and this recipe looks so easy! I’ll be making this soon!

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  4. Oh I wish I could find Lotus Root! This looks amazing!

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  5. I am recently addicted to pickling things since I finally perfected my pickles and vegan kimchi. Can you describe what lotus root tastes like? It’s available where I am, but only jarred. Thanks!

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  6. Looks delicious! I like lotus root too

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  7. It looks elegant, and perfect. It’s reflecting light and it looks translucent and delicious. Great food photography and excellent cooking instructions. Everything on your blog is eatable. And a veritable feast for the eyes. I hope you’ve been having fun cooking this year. Best wishes.

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