Monday, July 15, 2013

Seaweed Salad Rolls

I absolutely love seaweed! Seaweed is so good for you it really should be a part of the daily diet. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and rare trace elements. Seaweeds are algae and have unique health and nutritional properties. They have been a main source of “green” food for thousands of years. Seaweed is not only super healthy it’s delicious, and cheap to buy.





This recipe is simple, yet fun. Instead of making the traditional maki sushi, I used cucumbers for the roll, and left out the “rice”. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 small bag (about 10g) mixed sea vegetables (dry or fresh)
1 avocado (chopped)
1/2 English cucumber (peeled and finely chopped)
1/4-1/3 cup raw almond slices
1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
1-2 tsp ACV (apple cider vinegar)
drizzle Nama Shoyu or coconut aminos
drizzle virgin olive oil
ground ginger
ground cayenne
drizzle raw honey or agave (optional)
1 extra large peeled cucumber (cut in half, and insides scooped out)

Preparation:

Combine seaweed, nuts and seeds, English cucumber, avocado, spices, oil and vinegar, aminos, and sweetener. Mix well. Spoon as much salad mixture into the hollowed cucumber halves as will fit. Slice into 1/2 to 3/4 thick slices. Serve with Nama Shoyu or sriracha sauce or with slices of ginger and avocado. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve.