Prep time:  45 minutes       Serves 6

1   cup hijiki
3   cups carrots, grated
2   cups purple cabbage, grated
2   tablespoons ginger, grated
4   tablespoons umeboshi vinegar
3   tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Soak hijiki in water for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse. In a large bowl, combine carrots, cabbage, and ginger. Add hijiki, vinegar, and sesame oil. Mix well. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving so flavors blend.