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Seaweed Salad for #UnearthedParty #sponsor #giveaway

This sponsored post is written by me in conjunction with the The Book Club Cookbook
of their new food blogger party feature. All opinions are my own.*

There is a new food blogger party feature on and I'm excited to be part of the inaugural event. The first title Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen. You can check out the #UnearthedParty: here

Read my thoughts on the book in my previous #UnearthedParty post: Momiji Tempura. I have been so inspired by reading Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen. In a second post, I made an Evergreen Tisane. Now, for this third post, I'm sharing her Seaweed Salad recipe and giving away a copy of the book!!

Recipe slightly adapted from UNEARTHED, © 2016 by Alexandra Risen. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


  • 1 ounce dry seaweed (store-bought only**)
  • 2 t rice vinegar
  • 2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1 T soy sauce (I used gluten-free tamari)
  • 1/2 t salt (I used salt from Rolling Rock Farm***)
  • 1/2 t fresh chopped ginger
  • 1/2 t fresh chopped garlic

Soak dry seaweed in cold water for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on texture desired.

Whisk together the rice vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, soy sauce/tamari, salt, ginger, and garilc to make the dressing.

Drain the seaweed and squeeze out excess water. Toss the seaweed thoroughly with the dressing and let flavors meld for another 10 minutes before serving.

**While Risen's book has been incredibly inspiring for me to forage ingredients for her recipes, she did note to use store-bought seaweed only. I remember collecting seaweed with my grandmother for seaweed salads in Hawaii, but decided this is a different time and a different place. There is probably much more pollution in the ocean now. So, I picked up some dried seaweed at my local Whole Foods. I noticed that it was collected here in California!

***Rolling Rock Farm sent all of the #UnearthedParty bloggers a wonderful gift package of four handmade salt blends made in small batches. That was a happy mail day! First, it was a complete surprise; second, I adore any company whose promotional materials include an ode to garlic, penned by Rolling Rock Farms' own Tony Carlotto; and third, their salts are incredible! I will be devoting an entire post to reviewing the salts soon. For this recipe, I opted to use their Black Magic salt that includes black garlic. Click to see their collection of salts.

The Giveaway
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*Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary, advance reading copy of Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen for my participation in the #UnearthedParty as well as an opportunity to give a copy away. Opinions are my own. I also received complimentary salts from Rolling Rock Farm.
I received no further compensation for this post.


  1. I love to garden but have not had the time this year and I definitely forrage for blackberries

  2. I love gardening - each year i take over a little more yard with me garden! I haven't tried foraging yet - I'm not sure there's much to be done in my area!

  3. I love gardening - each year i take over a little more yard with me garden! I haven't tried foraging yet - I'm not sure there's much to be done in my area!

  4. I have a purple thumb...but when something does grow in my garden, it is super hardy and grows like I have lemon balm galore in my backyard, and I love to make tea with it. I also have two Arbutus trees in the front that just started producing fruit last year, after at least 11 years of growth at this location. It is also known as the strawberry tree, and the fruit is like seedy little golfballs that taste like mushy kiwis and apricots. Looking forward to them ripening around September...


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