My kids love seaweed salad so I decided to create our own homemade version. I added more vegetables for extra nutrition and tossed the whole with a simple dressing. This salad makes a perfect side and is also a great recipe to bring to parties. A simple but yet impressive dish that meets a large variety of dietary preferences.
1/4 cup dried Kombu seaweed salad, shredded*
1 carrot, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
1/4 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons dried raisins
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped (or green onions)
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated
Hemp seeds, for serving (optional)
2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon coconut aminos**
1/4 teaspoon grey sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- To prepare the seaweed, follow instructions on seaweed package.
- Add all the salad ingredients to a medium serving bowl.
- Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
- Add dressing to the salad, toss well to distribute.
- Sprinkle salad with hemp seeds (optional) and serve.
For the veggie part, if you end up making more than noted, toss it in.
This is a salad, the measurements don’t have to be so precise.
Best served and enjoyed right away but will keep in the fridge for one day.
* Once soaked and rinsed it will yield about 1-1/2 cup.
** Coconut aminos (coconut sap) is a soy-free seasoning sauce. As a substitute, you can use organic Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) if you can tolerate soy.