National Vegetarian Week is all about enjoying delicious, plant-based food.
As veg patches, markets and farm shops burgeon with home-grown and local produce, it's time to get creative, try something new and relish in the fruits of the earth.....and sea!
Seaweed is a remarkable veggie ingredient to cook with and use as a seasoning, thanks to its:
- flavour (it tickles the taste buds with the fifth taste, umami)
- natural saltiness (which means you can cut back on added salt)
- health-boosting nature (it's literally crammed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants)
For the dairy-free veggies, seaweed can play an important role as a natural source of iodine, essential for thyroid health.
So, without further ado, here are a collection of our favourite seaweed-boosted veg recipes:
Bright colours make vibrant salads perfect for the summer. Tomatoes and feta are a great combination, with dressing and seaweed to finish it off. Sprinkle the power of seaweed into your diet!
This gluten-free, paleo recipe is a great twist on traditional coleslaw, Created by the expert foodie team at Hunter Gatherer with their Avocado Oil Mayonnaise and Seaspoon seaweed, is a top side dish that's full of nutrients.
Squashes are synonymous with winter cooking - a fantastic deep orange colour, rich and sweet. What's more, they're a fantastic source of fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Magnesium and Potassium. Pair this with seaweed, and it's like the pot of nutritional gold at the end of the rainbow!
Sweetcorn is high in Magnesium, potassium and fibre - add to this, the nutritional CV of seaweed and this recipe packs a vitamin and mineral punch!
Tofu is a hugely versatile source of vegan protein, amino acids, iron and calcium. In this recipe, we've paired tofu with two other vegan super-ingredients - seaweed and peanut butter, for a taste and nutrition match made in heaven!
Forget Meat Free Monday, how about Seaweed Sunday! Food blogger Alys, aka the Feminist Foodie, rustled up Seaweed & Pepper Air-fried Chips with her Seaspoon - a nutritious alternative to roast potatoes in a Sunday feast.
Sweet potatoes are nutritious, high in fibre and of course completely delicious! The addition of edible seaweed flakes to this gluten-free recipe boosts it with extra nutrition.
Making your own pesto is fast and flavoursome. Not only will you benefit from the nutrition of your fresh, unadulterated ingredients, but by including Seaweed you'll be able to significantly cut down the salt content so prevalent in ready-made versions.
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