8 Ways to Use Seaweed—From Salads to Snacks
Move over kale, there’s a new green superfood that’s taking over every meal.
Published Jan 13, 2017 5:00 AM
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If you swap out basil leaves for your favorite variety of dried seaweed, then you can prepare a nutrient-dense take on the Italian classic. Toss it with some pasta or even use it as a standalone dip at your next party.
Soba Noodle Bowl
Combining two different varieties of seaweed—kombu and wakame—this nutrient-dense vegetarian bowl features Japanese soba noodles. If you find noodles that are 100-percent buckwheat, then you’ll taste more of the soba’s nutty flavor while also getting a gluten-free noodle.
Zesty Nori Chips
Simply brush some roasted sheets of nori with sesame oil, sprinkle on the spice mixture, toast quickly in a pan, and you’ve got a healthy snack in no time. Kale chips will be dead to you. Dead.
15-Minute Miso Soup
Whip up a version of this classic Japanese soup pretty quickly with some seaweed, hearty greens like chard, tofu, and miso. You should be able to find miso, which is a paste made from fermented soybeans, at most grocery stores these days. If not, there are plenty of great options on Amazon.
Shrimp Burger with Wakame Slaw
A crunchy wakame seaweed salad contrasts with soft homemade shrimp patties, while the sriracha mayo gives a great kick to these unique burgers.
Japanese-Inspired Avocado Toast
These great little appetizers taste of the sea thanks to a combination of seaweed and little pearls of salty ikura, which is salmon roe. Serve these instead of bruschetta at your next party, and you’ll be sure to wow guests.
Step-By-Step Guide to Making Sushi
There may not be a better way to use seaweed than to make sushi. By using the photos here or watching the video tutorial, you’ll learn the secrets to preparing high-quality rolls at home.
Miso Glazed Eggplant on Kale-Seaweed Salad
Okay, you don’t have to dump kale entirely just because there’s a new green superfood in town. This salad pairs the milder-flavored arame seaweed with kale and a homemade sesame-lime dressing for a nutrient-packed base for eggplant skewers.