Kale with Hijiki

This easy-to-prepare recipe offers an exciting twist to kale with the flavor and extra benefits of the hijiki. It is a complement to just about any Asian-flavored meal.

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes



  1. Rinse and soak hijiki while preparing rest of ingredients.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water.
  3. While steam is building up, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices and let both leaves and stems sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  4. Chop or press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  5. Place chopped kale in steamer and steam for no more than 5 minutes.
  6. While kale is steaming, whisk together soy sauce, pressed garlic, minced ginger, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  7. After squeezing excess water from the hijiki, add hijiki add to the dressing.
  8. In a bowl, toss kale with the dressing and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serves 4
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