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Vegan Seaweed Salad

This Asian-style VEGAN SEAWEED SALAD is a light and healthy appetizer or side dish that’s so easy to prepare. You can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days, it gets more flavorful day by day. Seaweed salad is extremely nutritious, it’s always better to make your own at home since it only takes less than 10 minutes to make!

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Refreshing, light, and healthy!

Do you like more seaweed in your life? Check this one out! 15 Minutes Super Simple Seaweed and Tofu Soup

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What Type of Seaweed to choose

There are different types of seaweed used in seaweed salads in Asia, including Wakame, Nori, Sea Lettuce, hijiki, Dulse, or Irish moss. But the most commonly used type of seaweed for salad is Kelp, which is of the brown variety. When dried, kelp turns a much darker brownish-green nearly black. When cooking, dry kelp needs to be reconstituted before use.

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By soaking in water, dried seaweed will expand to 10x volume

Why Kelp? Kelp is strong in flavor compared to other types of seaweed, which tastes like a fresh oyster. It also can have a bit of an umami taste (natural Monosodium glutamate), which is a very savory taste.  

However, it’s important to find clean organic products as seaweed can be easily contaminated by waters that are polluted.

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Is Seaweed Salad Vegan?

Seaweed is a large multicellular algae called a macroalgae. It’s naturally vegan. In addition to being vegan, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. Furthermore, it contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. The minerals iodine and tyrosine in seaweed support thyroid function.

It is important to use vegan seasoning ingredients when making seaweed salad. It is possible that some seasonings contain animal products.

Where to buy Seaweed?

  • You can go to your local Asian markets, usually, you can find carry bags of assorted dried seaweed imported from Asia. Sometimes you can find them at Whole Food stores.
  • If you don’t have Asian markets nearby where you live, you can buy it here through Amazon

What’s Vegan Seaweed Salad made of?

This delicious Vegan Seaweed Salad calls for the following ingredients:

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  • MInced Garlic
  • Scallion (spring onion)

P.S. To make a seaweed salad, just mix all the seaweed with all the seasonings together. Taste best when chill in the refrigerator before serving.

How to make a Vegan Seaweed Salad?

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step by step
  1. Soak dried seaweed in water( cold or luke warm) for about 15 minutes or until they are softened.
  2. Drain the water and squeeze the excess water out of the seaweed.
  3. Cut the seaweed into bite-sized pieces by using a pair of scissors.
  4. Add all seasonings and ingredients into the seaweed and toss well. Chill in the fridge( taste best overnight)and serve cold.
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This is so simple, just mix the seaweed with all the seasonings together
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It’s a perfect healthy quick salad!

How to Store?

After making it, transfer it to a clean and dried air-tight container and refrigerate it until needed. It will last for up to a week. Just give it a good stir before serving.

Enjoy this healthy seaweed salad! 🙂

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Vegan Seaweed Salad

This Asian-style Vegan Seaweed Salad is a light and healthy salad. You can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 130kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Dried Seaweed (Kelp) 25g Note1
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Sprig Scallion Thinly Sliced
  • 1 ea Red Chili (optional) Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Roasted White Sesame Seeds

Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Soak dried seaweed in water (cold or luke warm) for about 15 minutes or until they are softened.
  • Drain the water and squeeze the excess water out of the seaweed.
  • Cut the seaweed into bite-sized pieces by using a pair of scissors.
  • Add all seasonings and ingredients into the seaweed and toss well. Chill in the fridge (taste best overnight)and serve cold.

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Notes

Note1- There are different types of seaweed used in seaweed salads in Asia, including Wakame, Nori, Sea Lettuce, hijiki, Dulse, or Irish moss. But the most commonly used type of seaweed for salad is Kelp, which is of the brown variety. When dried, kelp turns a much darker brownish-green nearly black. When cooking, dry kelp needs to be reconstituted before use.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Seaweed Salad”

    • Hi Lynn, I’m so glad you enjoy it!
      I love to share quick and easy recipes. I believe cooking at home should be joyful!
      Thanks for your feedback, let’s keep in touch!

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