We know seaweed is really good for you. We know that it contains all the minerals and vitamins that our bodies need but you may be wondering how to incorporate seaweed in your food? Seaweed can be used in many different recipes including these 7 mouthwatering family recipes using seaweed, a secret healthy ingredient which Margaret from the Connemara Seaweed Company has shared with us.
Cooking and baking with seaweed is so easy. Seaweed can be incorporated in almost everything that you eat, even sweet treats, yes you heard right.
Adding Seaweed to your bread for example makes it feel softer and last longer as seaweed is a natural preservative, therefore, helping with food waste too.
The best way to cook with seaweed is to keep the recipes simple, using only a few ingredients and keeping time spent cooking or baking to a minimum without letting taste or quality of ingredients slip.
7 Mouthwatering Recipes Using Seaweed
#1. Salmon with Kelp Butter, Baby Potatoes with Mixed Vegetable
Salmon is high in protein and unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains virtually no carbohydrates. Just a 4 oz serving of fresh salmon provides your full day’s requirement of Vitamin D. Salmon also contains over half of the daily recommended B12, niacin, and selenium, and is an excellent source of B6 and magnesium. The seaweed adds iodine for thyroid support.
Try this delicious Salmon with Kelp Butter recipe.
#2. Roasted Red Pepper and Red Lentil Soup
A hearty, wholesome, warming, comforting soup for all the family. It’s quick and easy to make and is a great choice for an after school lunch served with brown bread.
Try this tasty Roasted Red Pepper and Red Lentil Soup recipe.
#3. Butter Bean, Chickpea, Squash & Seaweed Ragu
A healthy, warming Thai influenced vegetarian ragu that is sure to keep all the family happy on a cold autumn or winter evening. It is easy to make and the added seaweed in this recipe helps maintain a healthy heart and has anti inflammatory properties.
Try this hearty Butter Bean, Chickpea, Squash & Seaweed Ragu recipe.
#4. Taste of the Sea Seaweed Smoothie
This is a super quick way to use seaweed in your diet and a great way to wake up your day. The addition of apple cider vinegar in the smoothie supports blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and improves skin health.
Try this Superfood Seaweed Smoothie recipe.
#5. Carrigeen Moss Cough and Chest Tonic
This tonic is one of our most popular recipes. It can be taken as a tonic or twice daily as a natural preventative.
If you feel like you have a cough coming on you can take it up to 4 times a day and it stays fresh in the fridge for 5 days.
#6. Double Chocolate Brownie with Seaweed
When you think of brownies you may not immediately think of seaweed, but trust me these double chocolate brownies really do benefit from the addition of a little dillisk and Connemara seaweed seasoning.
#7. Dillisk, Lemon and Coconut Loaf with Raspberry and Dillisk Chia Seed Jam
This chia seed jam is delicious and so easy to make. It’s a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen too!
All these recipes have been brought to you by The Connemara Seaweed Company who hand harvest the seaweed on the West Coast of Ireland and turn it into delicious seaweed products to accompany and enhance both sweet and savoury recipes.
See the whole product range and find more delicious recipes using seaweed that the whole family will enjoy.
Check out their beauty range all made from natural seaweed.
Over to you now. Have you tried any of these mouthwatering recipes using seaweed yet? Please let us know in the comments box below.