Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sea Monster Salad


My friend Roberta is a raw food chef genius (and if it weren't for auto-correct I would have spelled the word genius wrong, so you can see right there that, that word does not describe me). She has a great blog you can check out with lots of other raw recipes, but I saw this on her Instagram the other day and wanted to make it myself. I love the name too. It sounds magical and fantastical and delicious. Here's how…



Ingredients
Salad
6 cup ​Dino kale, cut into strips 
1 cup carrots ​, julienne
1 cup daikon radish, julienne
1 cup cucumber​, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
(Optional 1-2 strips Wakame (dry) soak 1 hour)

Dressing
1 cup sesame seeds (soaked 6 hours, rinsed and drained)
1 cup chives
¼ cup sesame oil
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup ​dulse flakes (if using dukes granular use only 2 TBSP)
3 TBSP coconut vinegar
2 TBSP ginger, chopped
2 TBSP​ garlic, smashed
1 tsp​ spirulina or Vitamineral green
1 tsp​ kelp powder
½ tsp​ sea salt

Garnish
1 avocado, sliced
1 Nori sheet (strips)

Instructions:
Prepare the seaweed by soaking it in filtered water until fully hydrated, drain well and set aside. 
Place all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
Place all dressing ingredients into the Vita-Mix container (or blender) in the order listed and secure lid.  Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to variable 5, blend for approx. 1 minute. Increase speed to variable 8 for 20 seconds, ensuring the dulse is chopped well. 
Add to salad ingredients and begin to mix well with clean hands, squeeze the mix to absorb the dressing. Garnish with shredded Nori strips and diced avocado for a monster salad straight from the sea!

Health Info.
Most sea vegetables are high in essential amino acids which also makes them valuable sources of vegetable protein in a vegetarian or vegan diet. Like most land vegetables, seaweeds contain vitamins A (beta carotene) and C, and are rich in potassium, iron, calcium, iodine and magnesium because these minerals are concentrated in sea water. They are also one of the few vegetable sources of vitamin B-12.

8 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Will bookmark the recipe for tomorrow's lunch :) so hooked on kale right now

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    1. I buy kale every time I'm at the store now. I never even knew about it until a few years ago. Now it's always around.

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  2. Funny comment about the genius. This looks good!

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    1. genious. that's how I was going to spell it.

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  3. It looks delicious. I used to buy sea vegetables from a shop around the corner until we moved. They're a bit harder to find here now unfortunately. But this recipe looks so good, I will see if I can find some. Exactly the kind of thing I used to eat Before Children. I need to get back to it.

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    1. I probably wouldn't have eaten nori when I was little either. Then again, I did sometimes used to chew on seaweed. So maybe I would have. I like how it's a great way to get B-12. It's hard to get that from many foods.

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  4. Om nom nom! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  5. That's a lot of veggies! I've never tried to eat seaweed... hmmm.

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