Low FODMAP Lotus Root & Beet Salad
The lotus is an aquatic plant that floats upon the water...with big leaves and very beautiful flowers that can measure up to 20 cm wide!
The lotus plant is believed to be a true symbol of strength and resilience. Did you know that lotus seeds have been found alive despite enduring 1000 years without water? Also, the muddier the water, the more brilliant and beautiful the lotus bloom. When the lotus plant is in flower, it emerges and retreats into the murky water each morning and evening, without so much as a trace of mud on the petals.
As Thich Nhat Hanh once said, 'without suffering through the mud, you cannot find the happiness of the lotus.'
The leaves and flowers of the lotus are supported by a root system, tunnelling up to 4 feet deep below the water's surface.
The large lotus roots are edible and can be steamed, pickled, boiled or fried. Lotus has a very pleasant, slightly nutty taste ...with a texture somewhere between water chestnut and potato. Hard to describe but impossible to resist once you've tried it!
For this salad I steamed and then combined thin slices of lotus, beets, carrots and pepper.
I didn't add a dressing to this salad, but garnished it with thyme leaves.
Of course, you can dress your salad any way you like!
You could get creative! What will you add to your salad?
If you decide to give this no recipe, recipe a go, please share your thoughts, pictures and recipe tweaks. Good luck!
I'm very passionate about the management of autoimmune conditions in a healthy way.
I speak with medical professionals, read journals, try and test new recipes to share with you and diligently undertake research online. That being said, as you know, each autoimmune disease, as well as any set of symptoms you may be experiencing are unique.
All information provided is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to ensure the appropriateness of any information in relation to your own situation.
And finally, please comment and share so we as a community better cope with our conditions by through growth and learning.