Broccoli and radish salad with Shio-koji mustard dressing
Fresh broccoli and radish mixed with Hijiki, a mineral rich seaweed turned into world healthiest salad! Drizzled with mustard dressing made with Shio-koji, natural fermented seasoning from Japan. This salad with magical seasoning of Shio-koji, mineral and fiber rich Hijiki and detox friendly broccoli is what your body loves!!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword Japanese inspired, probiotics, seaweed, shio-koji塩麹, vegetarian
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
soaking time for HIjiki 30minutes
10ggdried Hijiki - this will make about 70g of prepared hijiki
1/2headbroccoli - about 200g, chopped into bite sizes
8-10radish - sliced
1/6red onion - chopped
3heaping tbsp roasted walnut - chopped
Shio-koji mjstard dressing
2 tbspShio-koji - see the recipe note below
2tbspolive oil - extra virgin
4tbspapple cider vinegar
2tbspwhole grain mustard
First, prepare HIjiki
In a bowl palce dried hijiki and plentiful of water. Leave and let it soak at least for 30 minuts.
Using a strainer, drain the water and wash Hijiki with fresh water.
Place HIjiki in a pot with water, and bring it to boil. Boil it for 5mintes.
Drain, and wash hijiki with fresh water using strainer. And you are ready to use Hijiki! Keep 1/3 cup of prepared Hijiki for this recipe and freeze the rest for later use. (It would be a good idea to separate them in smaller batches for convenience)
Mix all ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Set aside.
Bring hal-full pan of water for broccoli. Prepare the vegetables as instructed in the ingredient list while water is coming to boil. ( you can also steam broccoli instead)
Put chopped broccoli into boiling water, steam/boil until broccoli turns to brighter color for about 50 -60 seconds. Drain and cool the broccoli in cold water.
In a large bowl, add the broccoli, sliced radish, 1/3 cup of prepared HIjiki, chopped onions and walnuts. Pour over the shio-koji mustard dressing and mix to combine. Place in the fridge to let the flavors come together or eat right away.
Steaming broccoli help reduce the amount of anti-nutrient in it maximizing the absorption of minerals in itself or other foods.
Shio-kojican be found in your local Japanese grocery stores or on Amazon.