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Cucumber-Wakame Salad with Creamy Ginger Dressing

By November 7, 2019 No Comments

This recipe is refreshing, gorgeous, + easy. It acts as a great, nutrient-dense base for any dish you can top with neutral proteins like salmon, shrimp, chicken, cod- anything equally light.

Cucumber-Wakame Salad with Creamy Ginger Dressing

makes 2 servings

WHAT YOU NEED:

For the Creamy Ginger Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 TB pickled ginger, more to serve on top
  • Sea salt
  • 1 avocado; 1/2 for the dressing | other half for on top

For the Cucumber-Wakame Salad:

  • 1/2 cup dehydrated wakame
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 3 TB rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Bragg’s or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup edamame, shelled
  • 1/2 cup watermelon radish, thinly sliced
  • OPTIONAL: 1 cup spiraled daikon + carrot noodles
  • OPTIONAL: 4 eggs, soft-boiled
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 TB scallions, sliced
  • Handful of pickled ginger

TO MAKE:

1. For the dressing: place the onion, water, lime juice, ginger, salt and half the avocado in a blender- blend until pureed. Set aside.

   

2. Meanwhile, for the salad: Place wakame into a bowl + pour warm water to completely cover cover it- let it soak up a lot of water. It takes about 15 minutes to rehydrate.

3. Slice 1 medium English cucumber into thin slices. You can use a knife, mandolin, or a spiralizer.
Mix 1 tsp sea salt with the sliced cucumbers. Let it rest in a bowl for about 10 minutes.

4. Combine rice vinegar, maple syrup, amines, + sesame oil in a bowl.

5. Squeeze out the excess cucumber juice, and strain away excess water from the rehydrated wakame.

6. Place strained cucumber and wakame in a bowl, pour the dressing over, and garnish with black and white sesame seeds. Add in the edamame, radish, scallions, ginger, diced avocado – set aside.

7. OPTIONAL: Spiralize the daikon + carrot and add into the bowl.

8. OPTIONAL: When ready to serve; soft-boil the eggs or fry in a skillet.

9. Drizzle with the ginger dressing.

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