Gomasio (go-ma-shio) is a wonderful Japanese condiment, made simply from sea salt and sesame seeds. I add seaweed to mine for added nutrients and flavor. It's good on just about anything, including salads, stir-fries, popcorn, and our favorite, Avocado-Tomato English Muffins. It’s tastier and less salty than salt alone, and has the added bonus of calcium-loaded sesame seeds.
1 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted in a dry pan
½ cup raw sesame seeds
3 T sea salt
3 rounded T wakame (seaweed), ground well before adding (or granulated or powdered kelp)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place half the mixture in a spice grinder, clean coffee grinder, or small food processor, and process just until the seeds are just ground up. Be careful not to make a paste. Return the ground mixture to the bowl and stir well. Store in a glass jar.
Note: It’s best to start with raw, un-hulled sesame seeds.
Variations: Omit the wakame, use only toasted sesame seeds, or add herbs, pepper flakes, wasabi powder, or other salt-free seasonings to the grinder for your own special blends.
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