If you live in the Asheville area and have never experienced Laughing Seed, then you are missing out on an incredible dining experience. I don’t eat out at restaurants very often, but when my friend suggested getting together for lunch at Laughing Seed, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!
This vegetarian restaurant offers such a unique and eclectic international approach to dining that is a huge hit for both vegetarians and meat-eaters! They don’t take reservations and I have found myself waiting for an hour to be seated at this comfortable local restaurant, but it's worth the wait! Laughing Seed features local products, organic ingredients and original dishes that guarantee a very satisfying dining experience (the super friendly staff and fun drink menu – and I don’t mean only alcoholic - helps too).
My favorite dish is called the Harmony Bowl. Everything edible that I love is in that bowl. It starts with a bed of brown rice, then some beans (usually black or pinto), grilled tofu and lightly steamed seasonal veggies topped with their incredible sesame ginger sauce. Does that sound like perfect harmony or what?
Several months ago, my friend Wendy and I came up with our own sesame ginger sauce. It’s not the same as Laughing Seed, but it’s pretty darn close. Enjoy it on salads or your own Harmony Bowl!
2 tablespoons Tahini
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ teaspoon Minced Garlic
½ teaspoon Ginger
1 teaspoon Agave Nectar
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Mix ingredients together in bowl.