Wakame Sea Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing Recipe

This light Japanese salad pairs well with shrimp tempura or chicken teriyaki. Wakame is a seaweed that tastes a lot like spinach.

Wakame Sea Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing Recipe

How To Make Wakame Sea Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

This recipe uses the most common type of wakame for a tasty flavor. The salad is tossed with a dressing of sesame oil, ginger, and soy.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 1 oz wakame, dried
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger root, grated
  • ½ tsp sesame seed oil
  • ¼ tsp salt, optional
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Place the wakame in a large bowl of warm water.

  2. Soak for 20 minutes or according to packaging directions until it expands six or seven times and is tender.

  3. Trim off any tough parts; cut into smaller pieces.

  4. Rinse well and pat dry thoroughly.

  5. In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, ginger root, sesame seed oil, salt, and sesame seeds.

  6. Pour over the wakame; mix well.

  7. Serve chilled.


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Calories: 50kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 22mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 445mg
  • Vitamin A: 26IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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