Triple Orange Seaweed Salad

By / 19th March, 2012 / Food Recipes with Essential Oils / Off

triple orange seaweed salad

To make a delicious Triple Orange Seaweed Salad, follow these directions.

4 T. dried prepared wakame seaweed
1 orange
2 c. shredded lettuce (butter lettuce is very good)
2 T. sesame seeds
2 cups pre-cooked rice (combination brown and white)
2 ounces cold pressed olive oil
Sweet orange, blood orange, and/or mandarin essential oils  (2 to 8 drops total)
2 t. toasted sesame oil
2 T. Tamari (I prefer Gold Mine Foods live organic variety)

Add seaweed to 1/4 cup water.  Let it soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Shred lettuce and put in a serving bowl.  Add sesame seeds.

Juice the orange.  Mix it with olive oil, sesame oil, essential oils, and Tamari.  Stir well (use a whisk).  When adding essential oils, start with 2 drops and add more to taste.  It is easy to add too much, as they are very potent!

Add seaweed to lettuce mixture.  Drizzle the orange juice mix over the lettuce and toss thoroughly.  Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Health Benefits:
Wakame seaweed is a dark green seaweed, just packed with iron, calcium, iodine, folate, and protein.  It provides essential minerals, including copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.  Wakame contains trace elements, and vitamins–especially beta-carotene and vitamin B12.
It is an excellent source of calcium that is easily assimilated by the human body, each 100 grams of wakame contains 150 milligrams of calcium.  in addition, wakame contains a high level of magnesium, essential for calcium absorption.   It enhances the ability to stimulate the production of calcitonin, the hormone which increases calcium in the bones.

Wakame is a great source for natural vitamin D, which also helps enhance calcium absorption, making it one of the best foods for improving bone health and muscle function.