This light, refreshing salad is an easy way to add seaweed to your diet. Try to find certified organic seaweed when you can so you can avoid exposing yourself & your family to pollutants.
3/4 ounce dried wakame seaweed (whole or cut) 3 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned) 3 tablespoons soy sauce or Tamari (gluten free) 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 small tart apple (1/4 pound) such as Granny Smith 2 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted Soak seaweed in warm water to cover, 5 minutes. Drain, then squeeze out excess water. If wakame is uncut, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, and garlic in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Cut apple into 1/4-inch pieces and add to dressing with seaweed, scallions, and cilantro, tossing to combine well. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.