Seaweed is a highly nutritious edible marine algae, full of calcium, iodine, B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, folate and antioxidants. In this recipe we are preparing the seaweed with a simple traditional dressing of sesame oil with ginger, wasabi and soy sauce which makes it extremely delicious. There are 2 types of seaweed in this recipe the Reddish-Purple dulse and the green wakame. You can use one or both. They only need a short soak in cold water for a few minutes to soften them back into a sea vegetable from their dried state.
1⁄2 Ounce (you can mix them or use just one)
Rice wine vinegar
4 Tablespoon (For Dressing)
2 Teaspoon, grated (For Dressing)
1 Tablespoon (For Dressing)
1 Teaspoon, powdered (For Dressing)
Roasted sesame oil
2 Tablespoon (For Dressing)
1 Large (For Salad)
1 , thinly sliced
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
1 Tablespoon, toasted
1 , juice
Celtic sea salt
1. Soak the Seaweed: Put seaweed in a bowl cover with cold water.
2. For dressing – In a small bowl mix rice vinegar, ginger, soy sauce. Add in wasabi mix to dissolve.
3. Whisk in the sesame oil with a fork
4. For Salad – Prepare the carrot and diakon ribbons: Using a vegetable peeler, sit the carrot on the counter, using medium pressure to keep the peeler on the carrot start at the top and “peel” large slices of carrot to make ribbons.
5. Do the same thing to make the diakon ribbons. Put them into a bowl. Add cilantro.
6. Add in half the dressing to the seaweed. Toss.
7. Pour the remaining dressing over the vegetables. Toss to combine. Arrange around the outside of 2 salad plates.
8. Put the seaweed in the middle. Sprinkle with sea salt and squeeze a little lime over the salads. Garnish with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
For seaweed - If you are using dulse let sit 5 minutes, if using wakame let sit 10 minutes or until seaweed is soft. Drain in a colander. Rinse and pat dry. Cut out the large ribs from the wakame. Discard. If the remaining pieces of seaweed are big cut them into 1” ribbons.