In our latest trip to Kat’s Kitchen, we’re diving into a recipe that makes use of a skincare ingredient at the center of one of our signature lines: seaweed. Featured in our Form Control products, this tasty wrap will let you double up on all the whole nutrition benefits.
Nori (seaweed): high in iodine and the amino acid tyrosine, both of which support the function of the thyroid gland. This is responsible for releasing hormones which help regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as aid in digestion and promote bone health. Filled with dietary fibers, it is also a good prebiotic, further promoting a healthy gut. Finally, it’s nutrient content has been compared to that of a daily multivitamin, as it has substantial levels of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. This means that not only is nori packed with antioxidants, but it has the vitamins needed to help the body absorb the plant-based iron source it provides as well.
Full measurements and prep instructions:
-1/2 red cabbage, diced
-1/2 cucumber, diced
-1 carro, julienned
-1 zucchini, julienned
-4 sheets of nori
-1tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
-Salt & pepper to taste
*One batch of Garlic Tahini Dressing (optional for sealing roll and dipping, can substitute hummus, thinned out with water if desired)
-Combine all vegetables in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper
-On a clean countertop, cutting board, or baking sheet, place a nori sheet down
-Add vegetable mixture to one side of the sheet, and a thin layer of tahini dressing or hummus to the other side
-Roll up the wrap, using the dressing or hummus to keep it stuck together
-Optional: dip the roll in extra dressing when serving
Notes from Kat:
There’s a reason our Form Control line features seaweed. We use Wakame, which is typically the type you’ll see in a standard seaweed salad, biofermented to promote detoxifying, oxygenating renewal in the skin. An extra boost of oceanic power comes from our algae-based marine collagen and moisturizing, balancing sea moss.
This recipe is super flexible. Meant to be a little less intricate and time consuming compared to rolling sushi, you can make it even simpler in bowl form. Round it out with some rice or rice noodles, and use smaller pieces of nori to pick up the content for a mini roll with each bite. You can also easily swap out the vegetables for any of your favorites, or whatever you have in the fridge. And feel free to mix in your favorite sushi proteins and healthy fats, such as crab and avocado, to make it a more complete spread.
See you next time in the kitchen!