Sea Veggie Gomasio

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Summary

While this flavorsome condiment may not seem much at first glance, with its short list of ingredients and 5–minute preparation time, it’s actually powered-packed with nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and zinc from the toasted nori, and pumpkin and sesame seeds. It’s also filled with healthy plant-based fats and protein. Sprinkling just a bit on your grain bowls. stir-fries and avocado toast not only adds lots of flavor but also oodles of nutrition.

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup (packed) toasted Nori sheets, torn into roughly 1–2” pieces (will need 1–2 sheets)
 ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds (See Chef’s Notes if starting with raw)
 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
 2 pinches salt (optional), + 1 tsp if needed
 ½ tsp wasabi powder (optional)

Directions

1

Add the nori to a food processor or spice grinder and grind thoroughly.

2

Add the sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and salt, if using, and either pulse, if using a food processor, or grind a few times if using a grinder until you have a loose, dry mixture. Tip: Don’t grind too long or you’ll end up with tahini! You should be able to sprinkle this condiment on top of dishes.

3

Taste and add the wasabi powder by hand, if desired, for a bit of spice.

4

Transfer to a spice jar or mason jar for storage.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Instead of nori sheets, use kombu or dulse.

In place of pumpkin seeds, use sunflower seeds.

What is gomasio (also spelled gomashio)?
Gomasio is a seasoning blend commonly sprinkled on rice dishes in Japan. The word means "salt and pepper” for the traditional combination of black sesame seeds and white sea salt.

How to use
Sprinkle on top of grain bowls, soups, stir-fries, salads, wraps, or avocado toast.

Storage
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one month or the freezer for three months.

Ingredients

 ½ cup (packed) toasted Nori sheets, torn into roughly 1–2” pieces (will need 1–2 sheets)
 ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds (See Chef’s Notes if starting with raw)
 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
 2 pinches salt (optional), + 1 tsp if needed
 ½ tsp wasabi powder (optional)

Directions

1

Add the nori to a food processor or spice grinder and grind thoroughly.

2

Add the sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and salt, if using, and either pulse, if using a food processor, or grind a few times if using a grinder until you have a loose, dry mixture. Tip: Don’t grind too long or you’ll end up with tahini! You should be able to sprinkle this condiment on top of dishes.

3

Taste and add the wasabi powder by hand, if desired, for a bit of spice.

4

Transfer to a spice jar or mason jar for storage.

Sea Veggie Gomasio