Prep time: 20 minutes Serves 2
2 ounces kelp
2 cups water
1 cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Put kelp in a bowl, cover with water, and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain from water and slice into bite-sized pieces. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, maple syrup, and tamari. Add cucumber and kelp; mix well. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Notes: The word kelp refers to any of the brown seaweeds including alaria, wakame, and kombu.