Kombu Seaweed and Black Bean Salad

By Maria Lobo - Creative Healthy Recipes -

Kombu Seaweed and Blackbean Salad with Minty Pea Puree

Seaweed is one of the richest plant sources of calcium as well as being a great source of iodine and magnesium. It goes well with sushi, tofu, miso soup, salads, vegetables stews, stir-fries and plates of greens. So versatile!

Beans are also a great addition to any meal too as they’re delicious, cheap, easy and filled with so much plant protein and fibre.

This is a simple salad to make, filled with an amazing array of fresh flavours that come together perfectly to create something really delicious!

This recipe is gluten-free, lactose free and suitable for vegans.

Ingredients (serves 2)

For the puree

200 g of frozen peas

1 organic courgette

3 potatoes

50 g of mint leaves

olive oil

salt and pepper

For the salad

100g of kombu seaweed

1 tin of organic black beans

2 tomatoes

olive oil

half a lemon

seaweed salt and pepper

Method

For the puree

1) Boil the peas, courgette and potatoes until they are cooked.

2) Once they are ready add the mint leaves, salt and pepper and blend all with the leftover water.

3) Stir well on low heat.

4) Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil on top.

For the salad

1) Start by boiling the seaweed, simply place it in a sauce pan with the boiling water a pinch of seaweed salt. Let this cook for about twenty minutes.

2) Rinsing and draining the black beans, place them into a pan and sauté for a couple of minutes with 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, little salt and pepper.

3) Add the chopped tomatoes and gently saute them until soft.

4) Place everything in a bowl and stir the juice of half a lemon in it.

Maria’s tip –  If you fancy an intense flavour drizzle everything with a tahini and olive oil dressing!

Maria is passionate about healthy living and eating. To keep her mind and body healthy she enjoys practising meditation and yoga. Maria works as a manager at an Eco Resort in Portugal and helps to create deliciously healthy recipes for the menu. To read more about Maria click here.

To buy wonderful British seaweed in our natural health shop click here

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