Prep time:  20 minutes       Serves  2

2    ounces kelp
2    cups water
1    cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
¼   cup rice vinegar
1    tablespoon maple syrup
3    tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos
2    tablespoons sesame seeds

Put kelp in a bowl, cover with water, and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain from water and slice into bite-sized pieces. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, maple syrup, and tamari. Add cucumber and kelp; mix well. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Notes: The word kelp refers to any of the brown seaweeds including alaria, wakame, and kombu.