Prepare Wakame Salad Simply, Quickly and Safely

Wakame seaweed salad Japanese close-up

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The wakame salad recipe I present to you in this post. You can order the delicious seaweed, the Japanese vinegar and the soy sauce for it in top quality as Wakame Cooking Box.

For the spicy salad marinade I used ginger, chili, garlic and wasabi. This creates a strong flavor that harmonizes perfectly with the seaweed. Convenient: After preparation, you can store the marinated salad in the refrigerator and fall back on it for several days if needed.

Learn the reliable steps of preparation below and let yourself be tempted to cook. Good luck!

1. Recipe Wakame Salad

Wakame Salad

Guidance from chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 8 Persons
Calories 133
Total Time 8 Min.
Preparation Time 25 Min.
Cook Time 5 Min.

Wakame salad quick and easy to prepare shows you chef Thomas Sixt in this recipe with cooking video.

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Wakame seaweed salad Japanese close-up
Japanese seaweed salad served in the bowl. Wakame salad is healthy and tastes delicious!


Algen vorbereiten

50 g Wakame (From the cooking box or other type of seaweed)
1 L Water (to soak the algae)


200 ml Vinegar (Sushi vinegar or Japanese vinegar)
1 tbsp. brown sugar
100-200 ml Water
1 tbsp. Soy sauce
1 Slice Ginger
1 tsp. Wasabi
1/2 pc Chili pepper (red or yellow)
2 pc Garlic cloves


20-40 g Sesame Seed Furikake (from the cooking box)
100 ml Sesame oil


Wakame salad ingredients
Ingredients for the wakame salad at a glance.

Prepare the ingredients for the salad in the kitchen.

Wakame seaweed in a bowl
Wakame seaweed in a bowl for soaking in water.

Place the wakame algae in a large bowl and pour cold water over it. Cover and leave to soak for a good 20 minutes. Drain the algae in a sieve, leave in size or finely chop as desired.

Sesame furikake colored wasabi
Colorful sesame furikake with wasabi flavor.

Prepare sesame furikake in a bowl.

Soy sauce and sushi vinegar
White soy sauce and sushi vinegar bottle

Mix the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar and taste with water. –> Prepare the vinegar stand.

Prepare the marinade
Salad marinade Ingredients ginger and chilli.

Chop ginger slices, peeled garlic and half the chili pepper. Grind the ginger, garlic and wasabi in a mortar. Mix with a little vinegar stand, then only add the finely chopped chili.

Wakame salad close up
Close up of Japanese seaweed salad with wakame.

Place the seaweed in the vinegar stand and add of the ginger-chili garlic marinade to taste. Arrange salad and finish with sesame seeds and sesame oil. Serve quickly or as needed. Enjoy your meal!


Nutrition Tip: 

Wakamealgae is a food containing iodine. Important to know: Excessive consumption can lead to thyroid disorders. Therefore, please enjoy in reasonable amounts, a good guideline is one serving (100 g) per day.

Quantity advice:

50 g of dry seaweed will make approximately 460 g of softened seaweed (drained weight).



2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Info About Wakame and other Algae with Small Overview

You can prepare this salad with different types of seaweed. The following pictures will give you an overview:

Algae in comparison
Seaweed colorful above: White tosakanori, red seaweed, green seaweed, kaedenori, yellow kaedenori, and below, wakame. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Wakame seaweed on the board, the most popular type of seaweed for salad. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Kizami nori
Kizami Nori seaweed dried we know in leaf form for the preparation of Maki – Urumaki Sushi (Inside-Out Rolls). The cut leaves are suitable for decoration and topping.
Hijiki seaweed for short
Short hijiki seaweed is often used in starred restaurants, exquisite as a salad and exciting in flavor as a topping.

4. Colorful Sesame Seeds for Wakame Salad

As a special addition and topping I would like to recommend our colorful sesame. In the Sesame Furikake Cooking Box you will find the flavors Wasabi, Ume Plums, Kimchi and Yuzu. Please be sure to try them out.

Sesame spice set cook box
Sesame Cooking Box Spice Set with Wasabi, Ume Plums, Kimchi and Yuzu

5. More Ideas for Side Salad

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