Powerhouse Lemon Dulse Spread

If you are a regular on YumUniverse then you know that this month we are sharing recipes that use the nutritional powerhouse—Sea Veggies. This dulse-based recipe is one that I am trying to eat more often these days to support my electrolyte balance, and to help keep my cortisol levels in check. It’s super easy to make and you can spread it on Manna bread (my fave above), enjoy it with fresh veggies, or spread it on crackers. Sometimes, if it’s already made and in the fridge, I’ll just eat a spoonful or three to satisfy hunger—seaweed is truly one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world.

I like to make the lemon sauce and keep it in a glass jar in the fridge. The dulse is then stored in my pantry. I always mix the two together fresh when I’m ready to eat (or pack for lunch), although you can mix the two together and store the spread in the fridge. The sea flavor is enhanced when it has time to sit with the lemon sauce, so if you don’t mind that flavor, go ahead and prep it all ahead of time. I like just a hint of sea flavor, so I usually make mine fresh every time.

Read more about the benefits of sea veggies and why you should start making this recipe on the reg.


Makes: enough for many servings through the week. The step-by-step instructions below reflect a 1-2 serving size.

Chef’s knife

Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
Dulse flakes*

Creamy Lemon Sauce
1/4 cup organic lemon zest
3/4 cup soaked cashews (you can also try 1/2 cup cashews, 1/4 cup soaked sunflower seeds)
1/3 cup pure water
3 tbsp fresh, organic lemon juice
PInch fine ground sea salt

*It’s important to note that sea vegetables are known for their ability to absorb minerals from the water. Often, these are healthy minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and iodine. However, when sea vegetables are located in polluted waters, they may also absorb heavy metals such as arsenic and lead. So, whenever you can, it’s best to purchase organic sea vegetables.


Let’s get started.
Place all Creamy Lemon Sauce ingredients in the blender and mix until ultra super smooth.

Spoon 2 tbsp dulse flakes in a bowl. Add 3 tbsp of creamy lemon sauce and mix well.

Spread onto a slice or two of manna bread, homemade Raw Sprouted White Bread, veggies or crackers. Enjoy!

Psst: If the sea taste is still too strong for you, add more zest and lemon juice to your sauce. You can also add dulse flakes to soups, salads and one pot dinners like Peppered Lentils with Butternut Squash—just sprinkle in to taste, like salt. Experiment and share with us what works best for you.
Have you tried our other recipes that use sea veggies?

Almond Butter Kelp & Kale Noodles


Gluten-Free, Dairy Free Vegetable Lasagna


Brendan Brazier’s Lemon Lime Workout Recovery Drink


Raw Carrot Almond Crunch Maki

Also, when cooking grains, legumes or seeds, put a piece of kombu in the cooking water. It will not only expedite the cooking process, but will improve the digestibility, without adding any sea flavor to your dish. I keep a pack of kombu in my pantry at all times.

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    • Yes! Let us know if it works with sunflower seeds. I made some today and added toasted sesame seeds…so delicious. Maybe tahini will work, too.

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