Mermamma always said “You better eat your SEA VEGETABLES!” Marine algae and seaweed are vegetables of the sea. (Yes, Jessica Simpson, vegetables of the sea!) These vegetables have been considered to possess healing powers to prolong life, prevent disease and aid in the preservation of beauty and youthfulness. Kelp, kombu, dulce, Irish moss and nori (which is used to wrap seaweed), are the most common types of seaweed. Seaweed is a rich source of micro-nutrients and it also contains more calcium than milk, more protein than eggs and more iron than beef! To put it in a “seashell”…
On my never ending endeavor to be a healthy me, I came across a very interesting salad mix! Few people realize the importance of eating fruits and vegetables! Sea weed, known as the vegetable of the sea, is rich in calcium, iron and protein! So naturally, sea weed would be a wonderful base for a salad! I have attached a recipe for a basic sea weed salad! Feel free to add other veggies or fruits to your salad mix! If you do not have an international store you can easily find dry sea weed on Amazon.
- 30 grams (1 oz) dry sea weed mix
- 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar or substitute with ½ tablespoon agave
- ½ teaspoon salt (if desired)
- ½ teaspoon ginger juice
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 scallion finely chopped
- ½ cup chopped red grapes (optional)
- Place dry sea weed in a large bowl and fill with cold water. If you like your sea weed crunchy, soak for five minutes, tender, soak for ten.
- To make dressing, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and ginger juice in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Drain the sea weed and use your clean hands to squeeze out excess water. Dry the bowl and return sea weed along with dressing and sesame seeds to the bowl. Lightly toss. Plate salad mix and garnish with scallions.
Sea vegetables have more concentrated nutrition than vegetables that grow on land! Sea for yourself! Love and light!
A.J Roche’ will be at the Rail Yards Market this Sunday to share her insights and expertise and perhaps even tell a story!
A.J Roche’ is an Author and Creative Collaborator at Community Publishing. Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities. #JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org