Seaweed is a delicious way to enhance your dishes with a unique flavor. This nutritious plant boasts a multitude of health benefits due to its rich content of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
The texture, flavor, and preparation of seaweed may be a little intimidating at first. Becoming familiar with the different types of seaweed allows you to add depth and complexity to your dishes.
Here are some easy ways to incorporate seaweed into your meals
1. SEAWEED SALAD
This refreshing salad is a popular dish in Japanese cuisine. It's made with wakame, a type of seaweed that's soaked in water until it softens, and then mixed with soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. You can also add other ingredients like sliced cucumbers, carrots, and green onions to give it extra crunch and flavor.
2. SEAWEED SOUP
Another popular dish in Asian cuisine is seaweed soup. You can make this with a variety of seaweed, including kombu kelp. Simmer the seaweed to make a broth then add vegetables like carrots, onions, and tofu. It's a nourishing and comforting meal that's perfect for cold weather.
3. SEAWEED SNACKS
If you're looking for a crunchy, satisfying snack that’s packed with nutrients, roasted seaweed sheets are a great option. There are many brands of seaweed snacks available that come in a variety of flavors, such as wasabi, sriracha, and teriyaki. You can also try making your own seaweed chips at home by cutting nori or dulse into small pieces, seasoning them with your preferred spices, and baking them in the oven until crispy.
4. SEAWEED IN STIR-FRY
Seaweed can be added to a stir-fry for a boost of flavor and nutrition. Simply soak the seaweed in water for a few minutes to soften, slice it into thin strips, then add it to your stir-fry along with your other ingredients. Wakame flakes are a great option for a quick and easy way to add some flair to your stir-fry.
5. SEAWEED SEASONING OR FLAKES
We saved the best for last! The easiest way to add a zesty kick to any meal is with a seasoning made with powdered seaweed. Our Sea’sonings are packed with nutrients and flavor that is easy to use when cooking. You can also sprinkle some of our Triple Blend Flakes, made with kelp, dulse, and sea lettuce.
We hope these ideas give you some inspiration for adding seaweed into your diet!