Hijiki brings a nice twist to this delicious summery salad. The use of Quinoa means it could even be a light lunch rather than just a side.
- 1 cup Clearspring Quick Cook Rice & Quinoa
- 3 cups filtered water or organic vegetable stock
- ½ cup Clearspring Hijiki (rinsed and soaked for 10 minutes)
- ½ yellow pepper very thinly sliced
- 1 bunch fresh watercress
- 1 small bunch of red radishes, very thinly sliced
- Fresh sprouts, mung beans or alfalfa
- 3 tbsp. Clearspring Roasted Seeds with Goji Berries
Orange Ume Plum Dressing
A delicious dressing that works well with hijiki salad or simply serve over fresh greens or noodle salads in the summer. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Juice of half a lemon
- Juice of 1 orange
- 2 tsps. Clearspring Umeboshi Paste
- 2 tbsp. Clearspring Omeg-a-Day Flaxseed Oil
- 2 tsps. finely chopped chives
- Prepare the quick cook rice and quinoa as per pack instructions.
- Remove to a large bowl and leave to cool then fluff up with a fork.
- Cook the soaked hijiki in a small saucepan with enough water to cover, simmering for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, drain any excess water and allow to cool.
- Add the hijiki to the rice along with the watercress, yellow pepper, radishes and sprouts and mix gently.
- Pour over the orange ume plum dressing and top with the Clearspring roasted seeds/goji berries.
- Place the lemon and orange juice with the umeboshi puree and flaxseed oil in a blender, and blend until smooth. Stir in the chives.
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