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Mafalda Pinto Leite | SEA SALAD
I love seaweed or sea flowers as my daughter calls them. They are so good for your health but are seldom used. This is a perfect recipe to start introducing them in to your meals and body, they will both enjoy them immensely.
puro sumo, mafalda pinto leite, sea, salad
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Sea Salad

Sea Salad

I love sea vegetables or sea flowers as my daughter calls them. They’re delicious and incredibly healthy for you. Sea veggies should be high on your list of the most anti-aging of foods; they help alkalize the body, lower cholesterol, balance thyroid function, detoxify, reduce inflammation , rich in antioxidants, just to name a few of the benefits!Sea vegetables are also a great source of vitamins, fiber, protein, and offer the broadest range of minerals of any food. So lets eat more of what makes us healthy and happy.

Serves

2

Salad

2 cucumbers cut into long strips</br> 1/2 cup of hijiki seaweed</br> 1/3 cup dill</br> 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds</br> 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds</br>

Ginger Sauce

1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil </br> 2 Tbsp. lime juice</br> 1 tsp. grated ginger</br> 1 tsp. honey</br> ¼ cup white miso</br> 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar or mirin</br> 2 Tbsp. water

Method

Start by making the sauce, mix all ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.  Place the hijiki in a bowl with 1/2 cup of warm water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Fill a bowl with cold water and some ice. Cut the cucumber into thin strips with the aid of a mandolin or sharp knife. Place the strips in the bowl with water for 10 minutes until the strips of cucumber begin to curl.  Drain excess water and add to  the salad just before serving.
To serve, place the hijiki, drained cucumber, dill and seeds in a bowl. Drizzle with the sauce. Season with salt to taste and a little olive oil if desired. Toss gently and serve.

Tip

You can add spinach or watercress to the salad, an avocado cut into slices and/or sprouted wild rice.

Beauty Alert

Packed with fiber and minerals, according to Japanese folklore, hijiki is also a natural health and beauty aid. They attribute their lustrous, thick, dark hair to regular consumption of hijiki!</br> One of Hijiki´s most important constituents is magnesium. Magnesium has been known to trigger certain relaxation and stress releasing hormones, which makes it an effective remedy for sleep disorders or insomnia. It can be the best late night snack for you, filling you up while providing the needed magnesium levels for proper sleep.

Date

May 28, 2016

Category

Soup & Salads