Earthy Delights Recipe
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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad
The classic Japanese seaweed salad. Healthy, aromatic and tasty. Very easy and fast to prepare. Goes well with sushi.
Ingredients:

1 cup dried seaweed mix
1 seedless cucumber
1 tsp. crushed red chile peppers
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
3-4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced



Directions:


Place seaweed in a large bowl with 4-5 cups of cool water and let soak for 20-30 minutes. Add more water if necessary.

Thinly slice the unpeeled cucumber, lightly sprinkle with salt and place in colander to drain.

When the seaweed has fully re-hydrated, drain, toss with vinaigrette (recipe below), cucumbers, sesame seeds and crushed chili pepper.

Sprinkle the top with the scallions just before serving.



Light Asian Vinaigrette

½ c.rice vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. dark soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Dashi (bonito stock)
¼ tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger

Mix all ingredients well, adjusting to taste.