Dinner

Hijiki Seitan Salad

Hijiki Seitan Salad
Level
Easy
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
20 minutes
Servings
Makes 4 servings
THE SALAD WITH VEGGIES FROM SEA TO LAND!

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 dried shiitake mushrooms (about 3/4 cup sliced)
  • 2 ounces hijiki (dried seaweed)
  • 2 carrots
  • 9 ounces yam cake (Japanese)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Traditional Seitan Slices or Strips
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 packets (8 grams) kombu dashi
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup less sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 dried red chile pepper, seeded and chopped
Plant-based Seitan

MAKE IT

Step 1
Soak shiitakes in 1 1/2 cups warm water for 30 min. Squeeze ‘shrooms to extract broth and save. Slice mushrooms into 1 1/2-inch matchstick slices.
Step 2
Rinse Hijiki in a bowl of water and drain. Then, soak in clean water to cover for 15 min. until it blooms in volume. Drain water.
Step 3
Peel and cut carrots into matchstick slices.
Step 4
Cut the yam cake and seitan into matchsticks as others.
Step 5
Toast sesame seeds over med-low heat until fragrant and light brown (set aside).
Step 6
Place oil in wok/pan and sauté Hijiki for 3 minutes on medium heat (uncovered).
Step 7
Add yam cake, and shitake to hijiki and sauté for 4 min.
Step 8
Add shiitake broth and Kombu dashi powder to the sauté pan; reduce liquid.
Step 9
Add agave to sauté mix; stir briefly.
Step 10
Add soy sauce and cook for 12 minutes; mixture should boil lightly and reduce in liquid.
Step 11
Add Sweet Earth Seitan to simmering Hijiki mix; continue to cook liquid down.
Step 12
Add carrot sticks, edamame and chili pepper and cook briefly.
Step 13
Toss and place in serving bowl, pour any broth over Hijiki mix (it will absorb as it cools) and refrigerate.
Step 14
Serve at room temperature; top with toasted sesame seeds.
Step 15
ENJOY! 🙂