If you can’t get hold of fresh bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, canned is fine. Just drain, rinse and dry thoroughly before using.

HK Bamboo Salad
Serves:  6
Fresh from the garden:  Bamboo shoots, lime, mint, spring onions, water chestnuts
Season:  Spring/Summer

Ingredients

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  • For the dressing:
  • Equipment

    What to do

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • 2. Place fresh bamboo shoots into the saucepan, cover with water and simmer for about 8 minutes until tender but firm. Drain and cool.

  • 3. Peel off the green outer covering of the water chestnuts, if using fresh ones. Slice the water chestnuts lengthwise into thin slices.

  • 4. Combine the bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, spring onion and mint in the large bowl.

  • 5. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  • 6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss thoroughly to combine.

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