Low Fat Salad Recipe #1: 
Bamboo Shoots Salad

Bamboo Shoots Salad

Bamboo shoots in a low fat salad recipe? A good many years ago, I would have discarded the idea as being foolish. That was then.

After I came to Australia and tasted different Asian dishes containing bamboo, I became more receptive to the idea.

There was only the problem of the fat content in the dishes I tried.

After I did some research looking for an appropriate low fat salad recipe, I found it! Here it is:


400 g can whole bamboo shoots

25 g glutinous rice

2 tbsp chopped spring onions

1 tsp crushed garlic

3 Tbsp chopped shallots

2 Tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp granulated sugar

2 tsp dried flaked chillies

20 small mint leaves

1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information:

Serves 4

Fat: 2.8 g

Cal: 73.5

KJ: 308

WW: 0.5 Points

This is what you do:

Drain the bamboo shoots and slice them.

In a nonstick frying pan, toast the rice till golden.

Mix the rice, shallots, garlic, spring onions, fish sauce, lime juice, granulated sugar, chillies and part of the mint leaves (half will do) in a bowl.

Pour the dressing onto the bamboo shoots and toss the salad evenly. Sprinkle sesame seeds the mint over it.

Source: Fat Free Classics

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