Favorite New Side Dish: Seaweed Salad

Seaweed SaladThis recipe  provides many trace minerals necessary for energy production via it’s main ingredient: Arame seaweed. Arame contains calcium, zinc, iodine, iron and sodium. However, the dish does not taste like the sea nor like fish.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped Red Onion or shallott
  • 1/2 bag of Arame Seaweed (we use Emerald Cove and can buy single bags in Whole Foods for $5-$6, but any brand will do)
  • 2 cups Organic Baby Spinach
  • 2 – 3 cloves of Garlic
  • pepper/lemon to taste

Directions:

  1. Simmer red onion alone until it is translucent.
  2. Add seaweed (this should cook until it is soft, which can take up to 30 min.). Keep it on low heat to simmer without onion burning.
  3. When seaweed is 3/4 cooked, add garlic. Keep heat low to avoid cooking the garlic too quickly.
  4. When garlic is getting dark (we like it crunchy) add spinach.
  5. When spinach wilts, dish is done!
  6. Top with sesame seeds (Seaweed Gomasio: sesame seeds, sea salt and garlic)

Extras: add shredded carrot before serving; thaw frozen peas and toss in with spinach; add red/yellow peppers with spinach.

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