With a crying infant on my arm, I definitely won’t be reaching a heightened level of domesticity anytime soon. Which is why I love this dish – it’s semi-homemade, nutritious, and effectively wow(s) my skeptical carnivore friends to even consider going partially vegetarian. You can opt for homemade pesto or store-bought pesto, whichever floats your boat. And… did I mention that it only takes 15 minutes to make?
Soak the kelp noodles in a medium bowl of warm water. To the water, squeeze the juice from 1/2 the lemon, and add baking soda, swirl to mix the contents. Soak the noodles for 15 minutes until they turn nice and soft.
Drain the noodles. Add pesto sauce to the kelp noodles and massage thoroughly. Top off the dish with a generous sprinkle of black sesame seeds. Enjoy!