Monthly Archives: February 2014

Korean Mineral-Rich Salad

WOW, long time no see, blog!

This is a short post about a really awesome recipe that I’ve been enjoying lately – It’s incredibly high in micronutrients (vitamins, and especially minerals) and absolutely delicious. Perhaps some of these ingredients are new to you, but it’s easy to find in Americas if you go to a decently large Asian grocery, Asian grocery, or online.

Honestly, it’s not even a recipe… LOL

Ingredients you need for 1 mega size, or 2 fairly large salads:

  • a small handful of daikon radish (~30g?)
  • 1 tbsp of dried wakame seaweed/miyuk (it doesn’t seem a lot, but it expands once you soak it. You can also use fresh, or ones preserved in salt)
  • a small~medium head of green leaf or red leaf lettuce (or any other type of soft greens)
  • 1.5 tbsp of GOCHUJANG (Korean red pepper paste)
  • black peppper
  • optional: gochugaru (red pepper flakes) or stuff like paprika, cayenne

Photo 2-11-2014, 9 02 31 PM (1)Korean (organic) dried radish above, and cut wakames below

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1. Soak the daikon radish and wakame in separate containers in warm water for ~15 minutes. You can use cold, but it’s just going to take longer.

2. Meanwhile prepare (wash & cut) your lettuce

3. Drain the dried daikon and seaweed and mix with rest of seasoning.

4. Add gochugaru, and some vinegar to taste.

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