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Sesame Salad for Singles

easy sesame seaweed salad recipe

Sesame Salad for Singles…

…odd title, but really this versatile sesame salad can be savored alone, shared as an appetizer with another or stretched by adding mixed greens. Actually, I was babysitting my 2 year old niece when I created this for us when she decided that bunny crackers were her lunch so I dined alone that day!

If you are a fan of Japanese seaweed salad then you will love this chewy and crunchy sesame salad which has many of the same ingredients. Make sure to not eat it very cold so that the flavors melt together.

Don’t leave out the sprouts!!!! They are by far the easiest way to get the most living nutrients out of a food, since they are…still living! Both mung and alfalfa sprouts can usually be found around town plus mung bean sprouts are very easy to grow at home. Here is my guide on how you can do it over the weekend.


easy sesame salad recip

Sesame Salad for Singles

Serves 1

1 medium zucchini
1/2c mushrooms (i used crimini )
1/2 avocado
1/4c of sliced almonds (ideal)
1/4c of chopped green onion
2t rice vinegar
2t sesame oil (toasted, not raw)
1t black pepper (add more if needed)

Optional, but ideal ingredients

salt to taste
liquid sweetener to taste
red pepper flakes
1/2c of sprouts (pea or mung bean ideal)
1tb kelp flakes

Equipment: Spiralizer

1. Mix oil, vinegar, salt, avocado and sweetener in a bowl until creamy, add a bit of water if needed

2. Slice mushrooms, onion thin

3. Spiralize the zucchini to make noodle-like slices. Although the green peel holds many of the nutrients, its a matter of preference. Experiment to see what works for you.

4. Mix in sauce with noodles, mushrooms, sprouts and almonds.

5. Top with onions and pepper


SAVOR alone
SHARE with another
STRETCH the dish by adding greens


+ For an extra crunch I added a handful of some teriyaki flavored kale chips I’d found the other day that were so-so by themselves, but amazing in the salad.

+ For more minerals and seaweed flavor sprinkle some dulse flakes


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