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Sesame Seaweed Salad

Serves 4

Total Time
20 mins

Sesame Seaweed Salad

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
 1 ounce wakame*, snipped into 1-in. pieces if in large chunks (about 1 cup)
 1 cup dulse* (about 1/2 oz.)
 1 cup arame* (about 1/2 oz.; or use more dulse)
 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided
 3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced crosswise
 2 green onions, sliced
 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar (optional)
Step 1

Look through seaweeds for any small pebbles or debris and discard. Soak wakame and arame in separate bowls with cool water to cover generously until tender, 5 to 12 minutes for wakame and 9 to 10 minutes for arame. Drain well. Snip dulse into 2-in.-long pieces; don't soak.

Step 2

Toast sesame seeds in a large frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp. oil to the pan with the garlic and onions; sauté over medium heat until softened, 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Add seaweeds, remaining 1 tbsp. oil, and soy sauce. Toss gently to coat well and let stand until dulse is softened, 5 minutes. Mix in sesame seeds.

Step 5

Taste and add rice vinegar if you like. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Step 6

*Buy dried seaweed at natural foods stores and Asian markets,,,, or

Step 7

Adapted from the 2001 cookbook Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen by Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall.

Step 8

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3/4-cup serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 137Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%

Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 798mg34%
Total Carbohydrate 9.1g4%

Dietary Fiber 6.8g28%
Protein 4.1g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.