Seaweed Salad with Sesame Dressing


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One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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It’s always nice when the food you crave is actually good for you. Seaweed, sometimes called sea vegetable (perhaps to make it sound less like a weed), is a delicious, highly nutritious, edible marine algae. You can check Japanese groceries for more exotic kinds of salt-packed seaweeds, but many supermarkets and health food stores sell user-friendly packages of dried seaweed. This recipe uses two commonly available types, reddish-purple dulse and bright green wakame. Both simply need bathing in cold water for a few minutes to soften and ready them for use. The salad is tossed with a dressing of sesame oil, ginger, and soy. I like it with grilled or steamed fish, or simply served with sliced cucumber and avocado.