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With a variety of seaweed tossed in a sesame ginger dressing, this seaweed salad is easy to make at home.

Seaweed Salad

With a colorful array of seaweed dressed in a savory sweet dressing that's redolent of toasted sesame, the type of seaweed salad you get at sushi restaurants is easy to make at home.
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword seaweed, sushi
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Vegetable
Diet Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 61kcal


For Salad

  • 20 grams dry mixed seaweed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion (finely chopped)

Seaweed Salad Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ginger juice


  • Put the seaweed in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let this rehydrate for 7 minutes.
    20 grams dry mixed seaweed
    Mixed dried seaweed being rehydrated in a bowl of water for making salad.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
    1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice
    Whisking seaweed salad dressing together in a glass bowl.
  • When the seaweed has rehydrated, pour the seaweed into a colander and then rinse it thoroughly.
    Washing mixed seaweed in a colander to make seaweed salad.
  • Use your hands to gather up the seaweed and then squeeze as much water out of it as you can.
  • 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.
    1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, 1 scallion
    Seaweed salad mixed together with dress, sesame seeds and scallions in a glass bowl.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg