Silver Lining Taste of Japan Seaweed Salad.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 18, 2020

This seaweed salad recipe is a deliciously healthy Japanese dish. It's sustainable (seaweed) and loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals like iron. Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and are one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom. All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. It also contains vitamins as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, niacin, C, pantothenic & folic acid. Sea vegetables have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Other health benefits include regulating the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in digestion & metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color, and helping to warm the body to promote mental youthfulness. So enjoy this nutritionally-packed food, one of the best on the planet!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

  • Yields: 1 Fresh Salad Serves 4!


50g dried wakame seaweed (whole or cut)


3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar or mirin (sweet rice wine)

3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (GF)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar (or your favourite sweetener)

½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt, to taste

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

½ teaspoon minced garlic


2 spring onions, thinly sliced

¼ cup carrot, finely diced

2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


Sesame seeds

A splash of love


First of all, let’s get this seaweed re-hydrated! Thoroughly rinse the wakame seaweed (to eliminate the sea salt), then place in a bowl & cover with boiled water to soak for 10-15 minutes 10 Minutes until tender. If you like crunchy seaweed, soak for 5 minutes.

Drain, rinse, squeeze out excess water. If wakame is uncut, using scissors cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.

While the seaweed is soaking, prepare the dressing. Stir together ingredients in a bowl until sugar is dissolved, the mixture should not be too thick and should have a delicious aroma!

Prepare spring onions, carrot and cilantro.

Blend seaweed, dressing, salad ingredients and sesame seeds together, toss, taste and add more seasoning if necessary and chill before serving. Garnish with additional sesame seeds then serve.

Note: The salad doesn’t stay fresh for long, so I recommend making small batches.