The SparkArizona Team Challenge to "Eat Your Veggies" is encouraging me to try new vegetables. Since I completely LOVE vegetables, this is a bit of a challenge. I have eaten seaweed salad before, in restaurants, though I have never made my own. So we'll consider this a "make a new veggie" challenge!
I was at Whole Foods, looking through the seaweed choices to find one I'd not had before (yes, I love seaweed), when I saw this handy bag, mixing a wide variety of sea veggies:
The ingredients list: wakame, agar, suginori, tsunomata, and mafunori. Huh. The nutrition facts per serving: 14 calories (gotta love that!) 236 mg sodium, 0.6 g protein, and 3g carbohydrates. Seaweed is also known for being rich in trace minerals, which are not listed on the package.
Directions: soak in cold water for 7 minutes, then drain.
Here's how it looks after it is soaked and drained. I think it is gorgeous!
What do you think?
I wanted a little more color variety, so I grated a carrot and sliced up an orange bell pepper. There were more calories in the dressing than in the salad. No surprise there. Dressing was rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and a touch of Bragg's Aminos ('cuz I am out of tamari).
Here's a photo of my finished salad:
I found it totally delicious and it felt so good to be eating this lovely, nutritious salad.