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Kelp Salad - Japanese Style - Easy, Nutritious, and Delicious

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: seaweed recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Nidhi Bansal
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup Dried Kelp Also known as Kombu in Japanese. It can be replaced by 2½ cups of fresh Kelp if you have it.
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Sesame Seeds Black or White

For the Salad Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Rice Wine is known as Mirin in Japanese. (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar Can be replaced by freshly squeezed lime
  • tsp Miso Paste Can be replaced by roasted and ground peanut paste, added with soy sauce and vinegar.
  • tsp Jaggery Powder or Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Virgin Sesame Oil Black or White


For Kelp Salad Dressing

  • Mix all the ingredients together in bowl and keep aside
    kelp salad ingredients

For the Kelp

  • Boil 3 cups of water in a pan
  • Once the water is boiled, add the dried kelp.
  • Keep the kelp soaked in water for 10 mins till it absorbs the water well and becomes softer and smoother in texture.
  • Drain the water and wash the kelp.
  • Cut the kelp in smaller pieces with a scissor if required.
  • Let the kelp cool down to room temperature.
  • Pour the dressing over the kelp and mix well.
  • Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on the salad and serve.
    kelp salad
  • Enjoy!
    kelp salad recipes