Mashed Avocado with Lily Bulbs and Lotus Root Chips
This dish offers a wonderful variety of tastes and textures—it's sweet, salty, creamy, crisp, juicy. The mashed avocado can be served on a platter surrounded by the marinated lily bulbs and the chips. Or the avocado can be served atop the lotus chips and garnished with the salad as an hors d'oeuvre. A mandoline makes easy work of slicing the lotus root thinly.Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips
Fresh lotus roots and lily bulbs are available at Asian markets. Be sure to buy firm, unblemished roots and bulbs.
Start the meal with a sparkling Prosecco, on its own or mixed with a couple of tablespoons of freshly squeezed blood orange juice.