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Harusame Salad with Mayonnaise


Harusame Salad

Harusame Salad

Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka
It's a creamy version of harusame (bean threads) salad seasoned with mayonnaise.


  • 1 oz dried harusame (bean threads)
  • 1/2 apple, cored and thinly sliced into quarter rounds, soaked in salted water and drained
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 oz imitation crab, shredded, or ham, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 5-6 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 4 lettuce leaves, torn into medium pieces
  • salt
  • sugar


Put cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle a pinch of salt over. Lightly knead by hands. Set aside for a few minutes. Squeeze cucumber to remove the liquid. Boil harusame noodles, according to the package instruction. Drain the noodles in a colander and cool them in water. Drain well. Cut them into about 3 inch lengths and put in a medium bowl. Pour rice vinegar and stir well. Add cucumber, apple, imitation crab or ham strips, and season with mayonnaise. Add boiled egg and mix well. Add a pinch of sugar to adjust the flavor. Line a serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Serve the salad on lettuce leaves.
*Makes 4 side-dish servings.

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