Apr 2, 2017

Arame (Seaweed) Salad

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Recipe by Body Soul Nutrition

This recipe has a type of seaweed known as arame as its main ingredient. Seaweeds, or sea vegetables as they’re sometimes called, are a very rich source of minerals; in particular iodine.

This recipe has a type of seaweed known as arame as its main ingredient. Seaweeds, or sea vegetables as they’re sometimes called, are a very rich source of minerals; in particular iodine.

Iodine is a nutrient that has received a lot of attention amongst scientists and nutrition experts due to its essential role in health and the fact that deficiency is common. There is also a growing interest in the role of iodine in cancer prevention and in this regard, it appears to have a particular role in protecting against breast cancer. For more information on how important iodine is for cancer protection, please click here

The idea of seaweed as a food ingredient is a little off-putting to some but it can be used in several ways to create delicious meals. In this salad the arame adds a hint of the flavour of the sea without being strong-tasting and it also brings a lovely texture to the salad. Combined with the Asian flavours of coriander, ginger, lime and sesame seeds, and the sweetness of the carrot, beetroot and cherry tomatoes, the seaweed works so well in creating a fresh and flavourful salad. The salad is also packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant phytonutrients that have many roles in protecting the body against cancer.


Ingredients

  • 25g arame seaweed (available from supermarkets, Asian stores and health food shops)
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium beetroots, grated
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 1 large handful coriander, chopped
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Dressing – 6 tbsp olive oil, juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

 

Preparation instructions 

Serves 2 as a complete meal or 4 as a side salad

Soak the seaweed in cold water for 10-15 minutes and then drain. Place the grated carrot and beetroot in a bowl together with the seaweed. Add the ginger, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and sesame seeds and stir. Add the olive oil, lime juice, salt and coriander and give the mixture a final stir before serving.


 

“Body Soul Nutrition is an organisation providing in-depth, tailored nutritional and lifestyle advice to people with cancer in order that they may maximise their healing potential.”

Elizabeth Butler MSc BSc Dip ION
Nutritional Therapist
www.bodysoulnutrition.co.uk
Tel: 07815 817050

Comments
  1. Dr Judith Edwards

    what a lovely raw meal this is, Liz! And thanks so much for the post about it on http://www.cansurviving.com – we very much value having you as a member and may we all go on from strength to strength…

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  2. Dr Judith Edwards

    Thank you once again for this good recipe- we cansurvivors need to know about delicious ways to make the changes we need in order to make our bodies be healthy places where cancer cannot thrive… Liz Butler is on our site and we hope you may link up with us too….

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