These lotus root chips are extremely easy to make, but their exotic appearance would complement any kind of buffet. Best served with hummus but any other dip would certainly do too.

You can find fresh lotus root in Asian supermarkets. It looks pretty much like daikon radish, just a bit darker.

Soaking lotus circles in vinegar for a few minutes prevents browning. Pre-frying shortens the baking time significantly.


  • A fresh lotus root
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Wash the lotus root and peel it with a paring knife, cut into thin circles.
  3. Place the lotus circles for a few minutes in a bowl with water and vinegar.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan.
  5. Drain the lotus circles, season with salt and bake them over high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Spread the chips on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and place in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes in the oven, or until lightly brown.
  8. Serve with any dip of your choice.

Nutritional information per chip

  • Energy: 11 cal
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Fat: 0.8 g
  • Proteins: 0 g

Author Lera Krasovskaya

More posts by Lera Krasovskaya

Leave a Reply