Monday, May 19, 2008

When You Can't Make it to the Ocean...

... the next best thing is seaweed salad!

Well, some would argue this but it's my blog and I love seaweed salad. So I'm gonna tell you the quick and dirty way to make this beautiful, delicious, super cool and refreshing salad that is not only tasty, but high in nutritional value.

The quick and dirty way is to head over to your local natural foods store and get a package of Soken Sea Vegetable Salad. Open the bag, pour boiling water over it, let it sit for 15 minutes and then drain it.

While the seaweed is sitting there soaking up the water, open a bag of frozen edamame. Cook it in salted boiling water for a couple minutes, and then drain it (make sure you get the kind that's already out of its pod so you don't have to do that part!).

Once you've drained both the edamame and the seaweed, combine them in a bowl, and toss with a little tamari, a little sesame oil, a couple splashes of seasoned rice vinegar, and a few squeezes of lemon. For best results on a blazing hot day, chill the salad completely and serve on cold plates. Serving with cold sake might make it even better!

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