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How to store wakame seaweed salad: keeps chilled in an airtight container for up to three days.

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Wakame seaweed salad recipe


  • 20g dried wakame seaweed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 100g cooked edamame


  • STEP 1

    Tip the dried wakame into a bowl and cover with plenty of cold water. Leave to soak for 10 mins until rehydrated and tripled in size. Drain well.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk the sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, mirin and sesame seeds together in a bowl, then add the drained wakame, along with the spring onions and edamame. Drizzle in the dressing and toss to coat, then serve. This salad gets better the longer you leave it, so if you have time, prepare it the day before and chill overnight for a deeper flavour.


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