This Miso Seaweed Salad is a delicious Japanese side dish – it’s salty-sweet, fragrant and super healthy!
What type of seaweed should you use to make seaweed salad?
The type of seaweed you should use to make this seaweed salad is dried wakame.
Dried wakame needs to be rehydrated before it can be used in salads.
What is wakame?
Wakame is a type of seaweed commonly used in Japanese cuisine, especially in salads and soups such as miso soup.
Where can you buy wakame?
You can buy it dried in local health stores, the Asian section of most supermarkets and in Asian supermarkets.
Why you’ll love this Miso Seaweed Salad:
- it’s full of flavour
- it’s easy to make
- it can be made ahead
- it’s healthy and nutritious
- it’s vegan and gluten-free
- it’s refined sugar free
- it makes a great side for Japanese dishes!
How to make this Miso Seaweed Salad
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- Place dried wakame in a bowl.
- Soak in water until it expands and becomes soft.
Tip: It’s best to follow the instructions on the packet for how long this will take, but it shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.
- Drain and cut the wakame into smaller pieces if necessary (this step won’t be necessary if you buy wakame ‘flakes’).
- Add the miso, vinegar, agave syrup and sesame seeds and mix well.
How long does this Miso Seaweed Salad keep for?
This seaweed salad keeps covered in the fridge for a few days and is great as a cold side dish, which makes it handy for preparing ahead.
Dishes that go well with this Miso Seaweed Salad:
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Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)
- Place the dried wakame in a bowl
- Soak in water until it expands and becomes soft (it's best to follow the instructions on the packet for how long this will take, but it shouldn't take longer than a few minutes)
- Drain away the water and cut the wakame into smaller pieces if necessary (this step won't be necessary if you buy wakame 'flakes')
- Add the miso, vinegar, agave syrup and sesame seeds and mix well
- Either enjoy immediately or keep covered in the fridge for up to a few days
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