Monday, January 14, 2013

Detoxifying Sushi Salad

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This is a salad from the detox I did a few days ago - it was by far the best surprise to find how delicious this meal is! The rest of the detox was a little less appealing to my palette, but I will continue to make this salad as a part of my regular rotation of staple meals!

Sushi Salad

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This salad contains some of the most nutrient-dense plant foods on the planet - nori, or dried seaweed. It is high in calcium and iodine, which helps draw toxins from the body. 

For the dressing: 
-1 tablespoon finely grated ginger root
-1 tablespoon organic tamari sauce
-juice of 1 lemon

For the salad: 
-1 ripe avocado, chopped
-2 small cucumbers, halved and chopped
-1 carrot, grated
-handful of alfalfa sprouts
-handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
-1 nori sheet, cut roughly into bite-size strips (I use my hands to rip them up, but scissors would work too)
-1 tablespoon sesame seeds

To create the dressing, mix your ginger, lemon juice, and tamari sauce. Mix well.

To create the salad, simply mix the avocado, cucumbers, carrot, sprouts, cilantro, and nori together in a medium bowl and toss with the dressing. Sprinkle seeds over top as garnish. 

**I use organic tamari sauce rather than soy as I try my best to steer clear of gluten. These two sauces are very similar, but do differ in a few ways: both are made from fermented soybeans, the amount of wheat in them being the main difference between the two. Tamari is a class of soy sauce made with little to no wheat (read your labels!) and from a greater concentration of soy beans.

This difference makes the flavors differ as well. Japanese tamari is thicker, richer, and less salty than most soy sauces - because of this, I find the flavor to be a bit more smooth. for thought! ;)

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