Kelp Noodle Salad
Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of a raw noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water. No additives or preservaties, perfection!
Kelp Noodles are a favorite of ours as they are are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Neutral in taste so you can use them like you would with pasta or rice. Their texture is quite rubbery.
Best of all, no cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat!
This salad took me five minutes to make, it's so basic and you may want to add a few extra's. I just added what was in my fridge. Would be delicious with carrot, feta or even green beans.
Handful of Kelp Noodles Cucumber Capsicum Red Onion Basil Pesto Half a Lemon
Wash the Kelp Noodles under fresh cold water and pat dry. Coat the noodles with Pesto (I used the pesto I purchased from the Matakana Markets) Peel Cucumber and Capsicum so that they are nice and thin. Chop up red onion and add. Squeeze lemon juice over.
This is really basic, I will be experimenting a bit more over the next coming weeks with other flavors. There is an amazing Kelp Noodle recipe in the Dr Libby book that I'll have a go at making too.
I purchased the noodles from Huckleberry Farms. Most Asian grocers stock the noodles, however if you prefer to buy online and are in New Zealand you can do so here. If you are in Australia you can purchase online here