Hijiki Seaweed & Avocado Western-Style Dressing

Hijiki Seaweed & Avocado Western-Style Dressing

Hijiki seaweed is a great source of minerals and fiber!

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Hijiki buds (dried)
20 g
☆Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
☆Salt and pepper
a small amount
Lemon juice
a splash
20 g
Firm tofu
1/4 block
◎White miso
1/2 tablespoon
◎White sesame paste
1/2 tablespoon
◎Grated garlic
1/2 clove
◎Olive oil
1 teaspoon
◎Dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon
◎Salt and pepper
a pinch each


1. Leave the hijiki to soak in 10 x the amount of water for 30 minutes. Take the hijiki by the handful, transfer to a sieve and give it a quick rinse.
2. Drain the tofu. Bring a pot of water to boil, boil the tofu for 5 minutes and when it rises to the top, transfer it to a sieve and cool.
3. Quickly boil the hijiki. Transfer to a sieve to drain and whilst still hot, season with soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
4. Finely chop the onions, rinse with water, then thoroughly drain. Cut the avocado into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice.
5. Blend the tofu into a smooth paste in the mortar, then add the white miso paste, sesame paste, garlic, olive oil, and basil and mix well.
6. Add the avocados and onion from Step 4 to the mixture from Step 5 and season with salt and pepper. Lastly, add the drained hijiki, give everything a quick mix and you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I really love avocados and thought they'd go well with mineral-packed hijiki seaweed. I thought a I'd try tofu dressing instead of mayo to see what it would taste like.