Seaweed

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by Saladseekers

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Looking for something different? Try a seaweed salad. Served mostly at Japanese restaurants, seaweed is a very nutritious food. The kind of seaweed that we can eat is called wakame, and it is rich in calcium, iron, niacin, and thiamine. So the next time you have sushi, try a side salad of seaweed or even try this recipe at home!

Ingredients

3/4 ounce dried wakame seaweed (whole or cut)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

Soak seaweed in a bowl of warm water and cover for 5 minutes.

Drain and squeeze any excess water. If wakame is uncut, cut into strips.

In a separate bowl, mix rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, and garlic in the bowl until sugar is dissolved.

Combine dressing with seaweed and add scallions and cilantro.

Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

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  1. April 29, 2009

    I may have to give this recipe a try. I’ve heard great things about seaweed and its health benefits.

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  2. April 29, 2009

    Have you eaten that? So how does it taste? Looks very green.

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  3. fancyfeet permalink
    April 29, 2009

    I saw a coworker with seaweed salad one time. I will have to give this a try. I love healthy options.

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  4. April 29, 2009

    I love seaweed salad. It is a really good vegan recipe and is simple and sophisticated. Here is a great article about the benefits of being vegan: http://www.rawontheroad.com/vegan-raw-foods-eating-books-carol-alt-real-world-beauty/

  5. Saladseekers permalink*
    April 29, 2009

    It is very tasty. I had lunch with a friend who was scared to try it but I will try anything for health benefits. :-)

  6. April 30, 2009

    Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be coming back to your posts.

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