Iron-Rich Spinach and Hijiki Salad

Iron-Rich Spinach and Hijiki Salad

A salad mixed with mayonnaise and ground sesame seeds. Your iron intake requirement is taken care of with this one dish!

Ingredients: 4 servings

1 bunch
Hijiki seaweed buds (rehydrated)
4 to 5 tablespoons
Canned tuna
1 can (80 g)
Corn kernels
3 to 4 tablespoons
★ Mayonnaise
3 to 4 tablespoons
★ Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
★ Ground sesame seeds (white)
1 teaspoon
★ Sugar
1/2 teaspoon


1. Blanch the spinach, squeeze out and cut into 3 to 4 cm lengths. Rehydrate the hijiki seaweed buds.
2. Mix the ★ ingredients together very well.
3. Put the spinach, well drained hijiki seaweed, drained tuna, and corn in a bowl, and mix well with the ingredients from Step 2.
4. I tried making it with nanohana (broccoli rabe). It doesn't look that different...
5. A version with lots of cabbage, carrot and cucumber.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a salad using two of my favorite foods, spinach and hijiki seaweed buds (me-hijiki), so I came up with this. You can use regular hijiki of course. I added the corn for some extra color. Please try it with your favorite vegetables.