Wakame Seaweed Salad

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Tangy and refreshing! Wakame is an excellent source of minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and trace elements of copper, zinc and selenium.
4-8 Servings


  • 1 ounce dried wakame
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup carrot matchsticks
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine or green leaf lettuce


  • 2-3 Tablespoons flax oil
  • 3 Tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of mirin (optional)
  1. Blanch dried wakame in hot water to cover for 10-15 minutes;
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a large bowl; add the onion and mix thoroughly; set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the wakame and plunge into cold water bath.
  4. Drain; de-stem and chop into bite-sized pieces; set-aside.
  5. Add the carrots to the onions and dressing; mix thoroughly.
  6. Toss in the drained wakame; mix thoroughly and toss in a large bowl with the chopped lettuce.
  7. Adjust lemon and vinegar to taste. Enjoy!