soba and arame salad with soy

This is the salad I eat when I am being really healthy. Arame seaweed is really good for you, it’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, it boosts the immune system, is anti-inflammatory and it’s full of iodine which can help regulate your hormones. It’s great for your hair, skin and nails too and can help flush toxins out of your system. I serve this on its own or with tuna sashimi that has been seared quickly on all sides in a pan with a little oil then sliced like sashimi.

Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

Chives a small sprig and flowers (optional I grew mine)
Arame half a cup dried
Cucumber a few inches
Soba noodles (about 100g)
Sesame seeds a tablespoon
1 Spring onion shredded

Dressing

1/2 to 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of soya sauce
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
a dot of wasabi (optional)

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How:

Firstly soak the arame in cold water for about 30 minutes, rinse and drain.

Cook the soba noodles till tender and cool in cold water, drain and set aside.

Make the dressing by stirring all the ingredients together in a bowl.

Finely chop the chives, and julienne the cucumber, I do this with a thing that looks like a potato peeler with scary teeth.

Assemble the salad by putting all the prepared ingredients in bowls and then adding the flowers, if you have them, chopped chives and the sesame seeds. Spoon over the dressing and it’s ready.

I shop at:
Waitrose
Sainsbury’s
Tesco
Lidl

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