Easy Wakame Seaweed Salad: A Taste of the Ocean

Healthy Wakame Seaweed Salad Recipe

Dive into the refreshing flavors of the sea with this simple yet delicious wakame seaweed salad. Perfect for sushi lovers and health enthusiasts alike!

Seaweed isn’t just for sushi rolls anymore! This nutrient-packed ocean vegetable is making waves in kitchens around the world. Our wakame seaweed salad is a light, tangy, and utterly addictive dish that brings the briny essence of the sea right to your plate.

Wakame, a type of edible seaweed, is the star of this salad. It’s not only delicious but also packed with minerals and antioxidants. When rehydrated, it transforms from dark, crispy strands into silky, emerald-green ribbons that are a joy to eat.

The beauty of this salad lies in its simplicity. A quick soak in water brings the dried seaweed back to life, and a simple dressing of sesame oil, rice vinegar, and a touch of sweetness elevates the natural umami flavor of the wakame. Toasted sesame seeds add a delightful crunch and nutty aroma that complements the sea-fresh taste perfectly.

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, a unique side dish, or a tasty addition to your bento box, this wakame salad fits the bill. It’s refreshing, easy to prepare, and can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature – making it an ideal make-ahead option for busy days.

Wakame Seaweed Salad


  • Handful of dried wakame seaweed (enough for 2 cups when rehydrated)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Rehydrate the wakame by placing it in a large bowl of cool water. Let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the seaweed becomes soft and pliable. Once rehydrated, take handfuls of the seaweed and gently squeeze out excess water.
  2. Transfer the rehydrated wakame to a cutting board and chop it into roughly 1/2-inch slices. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped wakame with rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt, and sugar. Toss well to ensure the seaweed is evenly coated. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking – add more vinegar for tanginess or sugar for sweetness. Before serving, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy your wakame salad cold or at room temperature. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
30 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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