Seaweed is abundant on the west coast of Ireland. The ultimate in super foods and it is rich in minerals. If you have not heard of it yet then you need to get up to speed as I have converted many people to loving this dish at my table. You can find seaweed in most health food stores, keep your eyes peeled as it is popping up everywhere. Great fiber for those of you trying to clean out the Christmas indulgences.
RECIPE: SEAWEED SALAD
Samphire seaweed 150 g
Alga Dulce seaweed 100 g
Lamb lettuce 100 g
Sun-dried tomatoes (chopped) 100 g
Red onion (sliced) 60 g
Green olives (pitted and halved) 60 g
Pine nuts (toasted) 50 g
Capers (rinsed and chopped) 30 g
Radish (sliced) 50 g
Parsley (chopped) 30 g
Lemon juice 100 g
Lemon zest (grated) 5 g
Dijon mustard 25 g
Honey 20 g
Water 5 ml
Extra virgin olive oil 220 g
Mix all the dressing ingredients in a blender until well emulsified and add salt and pepper to taste.
In lots of water, wash and drain the samphire seaweed and lamb lettuce, pat dry and set aside.
If you are using dry Alga Dulce then rehydrate for ten minutes in cold water, pat dry.
In a large bowl, gently mix all the ingredients together. You’re done! Ready to eat.