Featured Recipe: Summer Lemon Garlic Kelp Noodles With Greens
- By Samantha Lynch, MS, RD, CDN
Summer is officially here and I couldn't be more excited!
Instead of serving the most beloved, yet hated for our waistline potato or pasta salad this 4th, how about a super nutritious and delicious Kelp Noodle Salad? I love this fresh and light dish for lunch, dinner, and I even bring it to friends barbecue to be sure I have something healthy. And since I am in the business of health, I love sharing it with you!
Kelp noodles are loaded with digestive and metabolism boosting nutrients! Also, they help with thyroid function, strengthen bones and teeth, and improve your circulatory system, among other things. Kelp noodles are a raw food with a neutral flavor, can be eaten warm or cold, are low in carbohydrates, calories, and gluten and sugar free.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
1 cup kelp noodles, rinsed with cold water
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup kale, chopped
1/4 cup spinach, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
salt & pepper
1. Combine noodles, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and kale together and massage using your hands to break up noodles and to loosen up the kale.
2. Top with spinach, avocado, salt, pepper and lemon zest.