Best Recipe Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing 100% Delicious

Today we will share recipes and how to cook Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing , very suitable for special dishes of family and friends.

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Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing

Japanese seaweed salad with sesame and miso dressing is a quick and very refreshing recipe which is perfect to eat during the hot summer weather. I will share with you two different ways to prepare this salad. One with Japanese mustard greens (mizuna); and one with cucumber, red leaf lettuce and tomato.

35 years ago in Japan, I was introduced to the Japanese seaweed salad(Kaisou Sarada in Japanese) and fell in love with this dish. An authentic Japanese seaweed salad is not the same as those you get in the Japanese restaurant in the State. If you’ve ever had it, it actually tastes so much better.

Video instruction: youtu.be/6XfgAMoe_Gs

Origin: Japan

Ingredients Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing

Before starting to cook, prepare the ingredients first. Here are the ingredients that must be prepared to make Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing :

  1. Option 1

  2. Japanese mustard greens, or mizuna

  3. 1/2 cup dried seaweed mix

  4. Option 2

  5. Tomatoes

  6. Red leaf lettuce

  7. Cucumbers

  8. 1/2 cup dried seaweed mix

  9. Salad Dressing

  10. 2 tbsp olive oil

  11. 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  12. 4 tsp cane sugar

  13. 2 tsp sesame oil

  14. 2 tsp miso paste, white or red

  15. 1 tsp soy sauce, gluten-free option: tamari sauce, gluten-free soy sauce

  16. Roasted sesame seed

Steps Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing

After all the ingredients are ready, it's time to start cooking. Here are the steps for cooking Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing:

  1. Seaweed is the most important ingredient in this recipe. You can find these seaweed mix packages from Japanese supermarkets like Nijiya, Marukai, or Mitsuwa. They are also available online. Different brands have their own mixes of seaweeds and you can try and see which one is your favorite.

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  2. Here are the individual seaweed that comes in the seaweed mix I used in this recipe (from left to right): White Wood Ear Mushroom/Snow Fungus (shirokikurage), Wakame, Kelp (kombu), Agar agar (kanten), and Carrageen Moss (tsunomata)

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  3. In a bowl, soak ½ cup of dried seaweed mix in water for about 5 to 10 minutes. After that, you will need to squeeze out all the excess water.

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  4. Cut mizuna into about an inch in length. Do the same for red leaf lettuce if you use it instead of mizuna.

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  5. Peel of the skin and julienne cucumber. Cut tomato into 1/8.

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  6. In a clean bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, sesame oil, miso paste and soy sauce. Mix everything together. Make sure there are no miso paste lumps and sugar is completely dissolve. If you prefer a saltier taste, add more miso paste or soy sauce. For a gluten-free dressing, use tamari sauce or gluten-free soy sauce.

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  7. Mizuna Salad: In a salad serving bowl, add a bed of mizuna. Put some seaweed mix on top. Drizzle some sesame and miso dressing. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on the top.

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  8. Lettuce Salad: In a shallow bowl, mix cucumber slices with rehydrated seaweed. Add a few spoonfuls of salad dressing and mix them all together. Let them sit for a couple of minutes. Add a bed of lettuce in a salad serving bowl. Add the seaweed and cucumber mixture that you just made. Place a few wedges of tomato. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on the top.

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That's how to make Japanese Seaweed Salad with Sesame & Miso Dressing 

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