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Cucumber and Wakame Salad

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


4 Servings as a side dish



About the Recipe

Seaweeds are so nutricious it is almost a crime not to have them feature now and again in your diet. Wakame, which is a species of kelp, is full of iodine, calcium, copper, folate and fibre, not to mention protein. You can buy wakame in both fresh and dried forms quite easily online. I regularly make this salad as a side vegetable dish for dinners but it is quick enough that you could prepare it for a lunch too.


1 medium cucumber

2.5 tbsps rice wine vinegar

1.5 tbsps sugar

2 tbsps dried wakame seaweed

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


mix the sugar into the rice vinegar or shake in a jar until the sugar has dissolved

soak the dried wakame in water for 5 mins

slice the cucumber as thinly as you can (so it will soften in the marinade)

sprinkle the salt over the cucumber & mix well then leave for 15 mins

using your hand, squeeze the water out of the wakame and the cucumber and mix them together

add the vinegar marinade and stir well

garnish with the sesame seeds just before serving

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