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Immune System Support: Carrot Seaweed Salad Recipe

Updated: Mar 31

Seaweed is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Seaweed is an edible form of algae that has been used medicinally for thousands of years.


Seaweed Benefits

  • Supports your immune system

  • Rich in Vitamins A, D, C, E & B

  • Rich in calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium

  • Supports digestion due to high fiber content

  • Balance metabolism

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Supports liver health and cleansing

  • Supports thyroid health due to iodine content

  • Nutrient dense AF

This Carrot Seaweed Salad is a simple recipe that will help support your immune system and nourish your body on a cellular level. The sweetness of the carrots combined with the saltiness of the seaweed is paired with a simple dressing of ACV and honey which is deeply satisfying. It uses Arame Seaweed which has a semi-sweet and very mild flavor. Sprinkled with chopped fresh dill this is a delicious, mineral rich dish that is perfect for the summer and fall months.


Carrot Seaweed Salad (serves 4)

Inspired by Flavors of Health Cookbook by Ed Bauman & Lizette Marx


Carrot Seaweed Salad
Carrot Seaweed Salad

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup arame seaweed (or hijiki)

1 cup grated carrots 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp ginger, finely graded 2 tsp rice wine vinegar

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp tamari soy sauce

1⁄2 tsp honey 1 tbs chopped fresh dill


Preparation

Cover arame with filtered water and soak the seaweed for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse.

Shred carrots, mince garlic and ginger. In a large bowl, whisk apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, tamari, honey, ginger and garlic together until well combined. Add drained arame and carrot to the dressing and toss lightly to distribute evenly. 5. Add dill and toss again before serving. Enjoy!


Health Benefits

Arame: Sea vegetables cleanse the lymphatic system, alkalize blood and support the immune system. Arame must be soaked & drained before eating. High levels of protein, iodine, calcium and iron.


Carrots: Rich in beta carotene which your body converts into Vitamin A to support your immune system. Carrots support eye health, liver health and can provide cancer protection.


Dill: Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, folate, calcium and iron. Has been used medicinally to sooth the digestive system and can treat bad breath. May help balance blood sugar.


References

Murray MT, Pizzorno JE, Pizzorno L (2006). The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books.

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