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Diet-friendly potato-free “potato salad” helped YouTuber’s hubby lose 7 pounds

Competitive eater, singer, TV personality and YouTuber ギャル曽根 Gal Sone introduces a great dish for dieters on her popular YouTube Chanel.

The dish, a variation on potato salad, helped her husband, television director 名城ラリータ Lalitha Nashiro, lose 15 kilograms (about 7 pounds) in six months!

The variation is a major one since it has to do with the main ingredient. There are no potatoes in this "potato salad." Can you guess what the replacement is?

The ingredient replacing potatoes in this salad is おから okara, soybean pulp!

The other ingredients, such as ham, corn and cucumbers, are standard for Japanese-style potato salads.


  • 200 grams (1 cup) okara (soybean pulp)
  • Half an onion
  • Dash of olive oil
  • Cucumber, to taste
  • Sliced ham, to taste
  • A dash of pepper
  • Corn, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Mayonnaise, to taste

How to make

  • 1. If using dry okara, reconstitute in a bit of water, just enough to make it crumbly. Heat raw or reconstituted okara in a microwave oven unwrapped for 3 minutes at 600 W. Transfer okara into a mixing bowl.
  • 2. Slice onion and cook with olive oil in frying pan at medium heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • 3. Chop cucumber into 6 mm (1/4 inch) pieces. Chop ham slices into strips.
  • 4. Add ground pepper into the okara, along with cooked onion.
  • 5. Add corn, cucumber and ham and mix gently.
  • 6. Add salt and mayonnaise, then mix gently.
  • On her YouTube channel ギャル曽根公式チャンネル「ごはんは残さず食べましょう」 (gyaru sone kōshiki chaneru gohan wa nokosazu tabemashō | Gal Sone official channel - let's clean our plates), which has over 416,000 subscribers at the time of writing, Gal Sone also introduces other short recipes and menus aimed at making veggies easy and enjoyable to eat.

    By - grape Japan editorial staff.