Sea Beans and Arugula Salad Recipe

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Sea Beans are commonly know as samphire. There are two edible very similar plants. One grows along the coast of northwestern Europe and is referred to as rock samphire, or crithmum maritimum. The other type of samphire that is available in the U.S. is known as salicornia. It grows in abundance along both coasts. Fresh sea beans are typically found on supermarket shelves from summer through fall. They are most tender during the summer months.

The sea bean is best when eaten raw. It has a crunchy and crispy texture and an abundant taste of saltiness from the ocean with a slightly fishy flavor. The perfect salad companion is to combine it with arugula. Since arugula has its own natural pepper flavor, the combination works well together. The ultimate effect is two natural ingredients coming together to create a bursting flavor of salt and pepper. For some sweetness, add slices of freshly roasted red pepper.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 cup of sea beans
  • 1 bunch Arugula, stems removed


  1. Rinse sea beans and dry.
  2. Discard stems from arugula and wash well. Dry leaves in salad spinner.
  3. Toss both together. That’s it. Well, if you’d like to add some slices of roasted red pepper for sweetness, go ahead. It works.
  4. Very simple.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 0g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 0  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.01g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.01g 0%
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