Seaweeds may not sound like the most delicious thing that you may want to taste but trust me; it is one of the healthiest superfoods on the planet. Seaweeds such as kelp and dulse are considered as some of the best sources of iodine and polysaccharides. They are also powerful sources of glutamic acid, a natural amino acid that enhances the flavor of whichever dish you add it to, without any kind of harmful side effects.
Why are seaweeds so popular?
The glutamic acid is known to help in digestion, it improves the mental capacities and nervous system functions. It also helps regulate the sugar cravings, schizophrenia, and alcoholism. Though seaweeds are one of the must have superfoods for good health, it is unfortunate that not many people know how to enjoy it for best benefits. In this post we will reach you how to make seaweed salad, a healthy superfood recipe.
Seaweed superfood recipe for a quick snack?
As the food we eat these days are grown in poor soil, consuming seaweeds have become a popular trend as they are loaded with essential nutrients and minerals. The seaweeds have been eaten raw and cooked in the Asian countries since many years and it became popular in the western countries only recently after people were introduced to sushi and noodles.
In this seaweed superfood recipe, we may also use kelp noodles, which have become quite popular for preparing the raw pad thai or raw pasta dishes. You may also use these kelp noodles in several other recipes to make a quick and delicious snack.
Ingredients for seaweed salad:
* One cup dried arame
* Half cup dried whip kelp
* One cup dried sea palm
* Half cup dried dulse
* Half Shredded cabbage
* One Shredded carrot
* Half cup mung bean sprouts
* Half cup minced cilantro
* Six med briefly steamed shiitake mushrooms
* Half cup thinly sliced scallions
* Three horseradish root
* 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
How to prepare the seaweed salad?
Soak the seaweeds to make them nice and soft, and cut them into small pieces or as preferred using a scissor. Now create a salad dressing with a little ginger, garlic minced finely. Add honey, stevia, toasted sesame oil and ground sesame. Ad some olive oil to the dressing, and use scallions and sesame seeds to garnish the salad and your healthy seaweed salad is ready to eat.