After enjoying a ready-made seaweed salad at the local health food store a few years ago, I looked at the ingredients list and decided it was simple and delicious enough to make at home.
Seaweed is known for its nutrient dense-low calorie trace minerals such as thyroid supporting Iodine and inflammation reducing Omega-3 fatty acid as well as Vitamins A, K, C and Folate.
1 bag wakame seaweed
fresh ginger root
toasted sesame oil
fresh scallions/green onion
cheese grater or microplane
herb scissors or knife
fine mesh strainer
Soak the desired amount of wakame in filtered water, you may need to add more water as seaweed re-hydrates. It doubles in size when hydrated. I usually make 1/2 of a 1.76 oz bag at a time, the whole bag if i'm entertaining. Hydrating takes about 10-15 minutes but can be left out to hydrate longer.
Once seaweed is fully hydrated pour into a the strainer, gently pressing out excess water and transfer to a bowl.
Drizzle with oil (just a drizzle at first and you can always add more later to taste).
Grate the ginger and cut up scallions into 1/4 inch pieces and add both to seaweed.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and mix together.
Give the salad a good taste and add more of each ingredient until it tastes just right to you.
Hope you enjoy this super easy nutrient rich seaweed salad!