I have been obsessed with gomasio these days. This Japanese condiment, also called sesame salt, adds a boost of flavor and nutrition to your salads and veggies. Follow this simple gomasio recipe to make it at home and read about the benefits of the ingredients below.

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Gomasio Recipe

Gomasio Recipe

Make this Japanese condiment at home and use it to boost the flavor and nutrition of your salads or any other dish you want.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • Food processor (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Sesame Seeds I bought organic natural sesame seeds on Amazon
  • 1 Tbsp Himalayan Salt It is pretty salty, but fine as a condiment
  • 4 Tbps Dulse flakes or kelp

Instructions
 

  • Toast in a cast iron pan or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly once you start hearing the sesame seeds crackle. It will take a total of 5-8 minutes. Even up to 10 minutes depending on how dark you want your sesame seeds.
  • Remove your sesame seeds from heat immediately and put them in the food processor.
  • Add the salt and the seaweed.
  • Process until you reach the desired consistency.

Video Gomasio Recipe

Ingredients

Sea Salt

Pink Himalayan salt is a type of sea salt. I don’t know about you, but I had no idea! Other types of sea salt, like Celtic salt, have a different color because of their different mineral content. The types of minerals vary depending on where the salt comes from.

Benefits

Because of its mineral content, Himalayan sea salt may have the following benefits:

  • Improves respiratory problems
  • Natural digestive aid
  • Creates an electrolyte balance
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Aids in proper metabolism functioning
  • Prevents muscle cramping
  • Strengthens bones

Seaweed

In this gomasio recipe, you can use kelp, dulse or nori granules. Seaweed grows along the rocky shorelines around the world but is mostly eaten in Asian countries.

Benefits

Adding seaweed to your diet has the following benefits:

  • Supports thyroid health: seaweed contains iodine and tyrosine, two key nutrients that help the thyroid do its job. Kelp is one of the best sources of iodine.
  • Source of vitamins and minerals: Seaweed contains iodine, iron, calcium, and more. It’s even a source of Omega-3 fats.
  • Source of antioxidants: Free radicals are the underlying cause of several diseases. Antioxidants offer protection against free radicals.
  • Source of fiber and polysaccharides: fiber and polysaccharides support gut health. Learn more about foods that can support gut health here.
  • May delay hunger: Seaweed contains a lot of fiber and no calories. It may slow stomach emptying and help you feel fuller longer.

Sesame seeds

Before making gomasio, I didn’t even know you could purchase sesame seeds hulled or unhulled. Unhulled sesame seeds have a golden brown hue while hulled sesame seeds are ivory in color. Most gomasio recipes call for unhulled sesame seeds and that’s what I used. You can use hulled sesame seeds, but they won’t offer quite as much flavor.

Benefits

Unhulled and hulled sesame seeds offer the same health benefits:

  • Source of fiber
  • A nutritious source of plant protein
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • Supports bone health
  • May reduce inflammation
  • Good source of B vitamins

Gomasio Recipe
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