Finally, I get to try another noodle besides using zucchini as a noodle substitute. It was a great experience to switch up and try something new.
I made the most delicious kelp noodle salad and I just couldn't keep it to myself. I hope you try kelp noodles along with my recipe.
What is kelp?
Kelp is a sea vegetable (seaweed, brown algae) that can be found in shallow oceans all over the world. You can purchase kelp in health food stores, but make sure you always purchase organic sea vegetables.
Kelp is high in minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Check out the chart below.
Source: WHFoods: Sea vegetables
|Kelp (sea vegetable)|
|vitamin K||13.20 mcg||16.5||34.5||excellent|
|folate||36.00 mcg||9.0||18.8||very good|
|magnesium||24.20 mg||6.0||12.7||very good|
- Promotes healthy thyroid function (good iodine source)
- Rich in folate which is known to help prevent cardiovascular disease and birth defects
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps with inflammation
Preparing kelp noodles
1. Rinse kelp noodles very well.
2. Soak noodles in warm water and lemon juice for at least 30 minutes. Soaking helps soften the noodles so that you will not experience eating rubbery noodles. Soak according to texture that you like.
2. Prepare your dressing and the fixings for the salad, while noodles are soaking.
3. Cut kelp noodles to the length you desire.
Sweet Mustard Dressing
I altered Jennifer Cornbleet's (Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People) recipe for sweet mustard dressing by using dates. I prepared the dates by soaking them and blending them with the soak water in the Vita-Mix.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons of date sauce or to taste (recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of honey or agave nectar)
1/4 teaspoon of salt plus 1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of crushed garlic (1 clove )
a dash of black pepper
a dash of cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Store in a cruet or glass jar in the refrigerator. Sweet Mustard Dressing will keep for one week. Enjoy!
Evelyn's Kelp Salad
a few slivers of kombu (soak kombu), species of kelp
sun dried tomatoes
add the date mustard dressing and mix well
This salad is so delicious. Adding sun dried tomatoes really enhanced the flavors. While eating the kelp noodles, I thought I was eating spaghetti noodles. The great thing about kelp noodles is that they taste good and they are good for you.
Sea Tangle Noodles Company answers frequently asked questions about kelp noodles.
If you would like to try kelp noodles, click the link below.
Love and happiness,
Kelp Noodles 12oz (Just like Spaghetti & 100% Raw!)