SEAWEEDS TO EAT AND A VIDEO ON THE BENEFITS OF SEAWEED & A SEAWEED SALAD RECIPE
I LOVE seaweed! I like eating Wakame, Kelp, Dulse and of course Nori. I know seaweed (or sea vegetables) are good for me but….I also really like the taste. Maybe it is the salt or the freshness of it. Wakame is the least salty and is often used in Miso Soup. Wakame needs to be soaked and rinsed, it is mild tasting but does have a bit of a slimy texture to it. Dulse seaweed is one of my favourites, it is salty but kind of chewy (at least the kind I buy). Then their is Kelp which is very salty so you can’t eat a lot at one time. If soaked it may become a little milder but I haven’t tried soaking Kelp. I buy the crispy thin Macro Kelp. Nori is salty yet so tasty! I love it as a snack, thinly sliced on salads, in brown rice, in a salad with rice noodles (or kelp noodles) and of course used for Nori rolls.
A great way to begin eating seaweed is to start with one kind (Wakame, Dulse or Kelp) and find ways to incorporate it into a recipe. Since I eat a high raw diet I add it to my salads. I know seaweed is included a lot of hot soups (Asian) and which are very delicious, but for a fast and easy way to eat it – try it in a salad.
In the below video I talk about various kinds of seaweeds you can buy to eat and then show you an easy seaweed salad recipe. I hope you enjoy it and PLEASE give it a try!
Seaweed is high in minerals, trace minerals, chlorophyll, iron, calcium, iodine and protein, just to name a few. I talk more about the benefits in the video. The recipe is also written out below the video.
ABOUT WAKAME, DULSE, KELP AND NORI SEAWEED AND A SEAWEED SALAD RECIPE THAT INCLUDES THEM ALL
SEAWEED (Wakame, Kelp, Dulse) SALAD RECIPE (1 serving)
- 1/4 c Savoy cabbage (or another cabbage)
- 1/4 C 1/2 C mixed greens
- Thinly sliced cucumber (amount up to you)
- Shredded or thinly sliced carrots (amount up to you)
- Thinly sliced red and/or yellow bell peppers (amount up to you)
- 1/4 C or less of soaked and rinsed Wakame seaweed
- 2 Tbsp of chopped (or cut) Dulse seaweed
- 2 Tbsp or less of cut kelp
- Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
The salad mixture above is determined by your taste. How many seaweeds are you going to try at once? I like using all three but you can start with one. The veggies and how much of each you add is also up to you.
Soak dried Wakame (about 1/4 C or less) in 1.5 C of water. It will swell. Drain and rinse after about 15-20 minutes. Squeeze with hand to take out excess moisture. Let sit in strainer until you use it.
Seaweed Salad Dressing:
- 1/4 C oil (Olive or Grapeseed oil)
- 2 tsp of grated or finely chopped ginger
- 1.5 Tbsp Braggs or Tamari
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (I love Braggs brand)
- 1/4 tsp sweetener (such as agave)