Seaweed salad topped with sesame seeds in a small blue bowl against a marble background

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Miso Seaweed Salad is a delicious Japanese side dish - it's salty-sweet, fragrant and super healthy! Perfect for making ahead. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword japanese seaweed salad, japanese side dish, miso salad, seaweed salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 30kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 10 g (0.4 oz) dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 heaped teaspoon (1 heaped teaspoon) miso (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) agave syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) sesame seeds , crushed


  • 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


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg