Aug
09

Healthy Sea Vegetables Recipes

Sea vegetables or seaweeds are highly nutritious and should be included in many of your recipes.  They are low in calories but contain high amounts of minerals, vitamins, protein, fiber and calcium.  Seaweeds appear in many Asian recipes including Japanese sushi and Korean gim bap.  You will also find sea vegetable recipes for salads, soups and stews.

You can enjoy the benefits of sea vegetables in a variety of seaweed recipes.  Seaweed has a unique, delicious taste that you will learn to love.  It is a natural source of minerals, vitamins, proteins and enzymes that are essential for health and wellness.  With a little imagination, seaweed can be prepared in different ways and incorporated into many of your favorite recipes.

Below are a few simple sea vegetable recipes for you to enjoy.

Cucumber and Wakame Salad

  • 1 small cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 oz. wakame (soaked and softened in water)
  • 4 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt

Put sliced cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle salt over it.  Let stand for 20 minutes.  Squeeze the cucumber slices to remove the liquid.  Drain the rehydrated wakame and slice into 2-inch lengths.  In a separate bowl, mix vinegar and sugar.  Add cucumber and wakame in the bowl and mix well.

Crispy Nori Chips

  • Nori sheets
  • Sea salt
  • Sesame oil

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Brush sesame oil on both sides of the nori and sprinkle with salt.  Quick-fry the nori, about 15 to 20 seconds on each side.  Cut to bite-size pieces.  This recipe makes a deliciously healthy snack.

Veggie Soup With Seaweeds

  • 3 chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cubed potatoes
  • 2 sliced carrots
  • 2 sliced parsnips
  • 1 cup dried or fresh mixed greens
  • 1 cup dried seaweed of your choice
  • 12 cups water

Saute onions in oil until golden brown.  Add remaining ingredients and cook until vegetables are done.  Adjust seasonings; add sea salt to taste.  Serve immediately.  Can leave overnight if desired.

Egg Drop Seaweed Soup

  • 1 tomato, blanched and skin removed
  • 1/4 sheet dried nori, kombu, or wakame
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 350 ml soup stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped spring onion for garnish
  • Sesame seed oil

Thinly slice the tomatoes and cut the seaweed into smaller pieces.  When the soup stock starts to boil, add the tomato and seaweed and cook until soft.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Drop the beaten egg into the soup and remove the soup from heat.  Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped spring onion and a dash of sesame seed oil.

Simple and Delicious

Seaweed dishes are easy to prepare yet delicious.  There are many sea vegetable recipes to be found and you can experiment with seaweed recipes.  Try different varieties of sea vegetables to get all the vitamins, minerals and essential vitamins you need in your diet.

Categories : Sea Vegetables

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