Wakame Seaweed Salad


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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • August 15th, 2016

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I’m a fan of ordering seaweed salads whenever we go to Japanese restaurants and I realized how easy it is to make it at home.
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You can buy the dried seaweed at a specialty Japanese store.
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Wakame seaweed has many benefits such as iron, vitamins A, C, E, K, and D, and calcium. With such flavor and nutrients, wakame seaweed salad is definitely a must to have in your recipe book.
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Wakame Seaweed Salad
 
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I’m a fan of ordering seaweed salads whenever we go to Japanese restaurants and I realized how easy it is to make it at home. You can buy the dried seaweed at a specialty Japanese store. Wakame seaweed has many benefits such as iron, vitamins A, C, E, K, and D, and calcium. With such flavor and nutrients, wakame seaweed salad is definitely a must to have in your recipe book.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce or ½ cup of dried wakame seaweed
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 Persian cucumbers
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Sea Salt to taste
Instructions

  1. Soak the dried seaweed in a bowl for 15 minutes. While the seaweed is soaking, mix the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, miso paste, ginger, and sesame oil in a small bowl using a whisk. This is your dressing.

  2. Thinly slice the cucumbers (I like using a mandolin) and finely chop the scallions. When the seaweed is ready, drain the water and squeeze out any leftover water.

  3. In a medium bowl, toss the drained seaweed, cucumbers, scallions, and dressing. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and salt (if using) on top. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 45 Fat: 1.8 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 5.2 Sugar: 1.7 Sodium: 322 Fiber: 0.8 Protein: 1.3 Cholesterol: 0

 

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