From what I read in various places, this Burdock Root is pretty darn good for you. It is an Asian root believed to have many healing qualities in it’s many forms; acne, hair loss, water retention, dandruff, and it is believed to purify the blood. Sounds like something that was peddled in the back of a wagon from a peddler who had the remedy for everything. “Social outcasts come one, come all. I have the cure for your acne, dandruff, and bloating all in one tiny little bottle.”
I didn’t have to go far for a recipe. I chose a simple preparation that was given on the back of it’s bag; Burdock and Carrot Slaw. The sweetness of the burdock and carrot along with the nuttiness of the sesame oil makes a really nice combination. And hey, if it heals a pimple it’s just an added bonus, right?
1 cup burdock, scrubbed well, julienned
1/2 cup peeled carrot, julienned
2 Tbs. green onion or shallot, minced
1 tsp. sesame seeds, lightly toasted
4 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
2 Tbs honey
Sprinkle seeds over chopped veggies and toss with marinade. Chill 4 hours . Serves 4 – 6.