Seaweed Salad

Seaweed SaladIs Seaweed Salad Japanese? If you’ve ever gone to Japan and asked for a seaweed salad only to get a strange look, followed by a dish that’s not quite what you expected, you might have questioned whether seaweed salad is even Japanese. When translated literally, seaweed salad is Kaisou Sarada (海藻サラダ) in Japanese; however, this … Continue reading “Seaweed Salad”


  • CourseSalad
  • CuisineJapanese
  • Yield6 servings
  • Cooking Time0 minutes
  • Preperation Time10 minutes
  • Total Time10 minutes


For Salad
dry mixed seaweed
20 grams
toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
scallion (finely chopped)
Seaweed Salad Dressing
toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon
soy sauce
1 tablespoon
rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1/4 teaspoon
ginger juice
1/2 teaspoon


  1. Mixed dried seaweed being rehydrated in a bowl of water for making salad.
    Put the seaweed in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let this rehydrate for 7 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
  3. When the seaweed has rehydrated, pour the seaweed into a colander and then rinse it thoroughly.
  4. Use your hands to gather up the seaweed and then squeeze as much water out of it as you can.
  5. Add the rehydrated seaweed to the bowl with the dressing and then add the sesame seeds and scallions. Toss to coat evenly and adjust the seasonings to taste.