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You can never go wrong with that deliciously satisfying umami taste of seaweed salad. It has both light and refreshing marine flavor and makes a great appetizer, starter, or accompaniment to so many different dishes within Asian cuisine. Not only is seaweed a delicious way to incorporate more sea vegetables into your diet, but it’s also a fantastic source of vegan protein. Tasty, healthy, and versatile, you really can’t go wrong with any of these seaweed salad recipes.

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1. Cucumber Seaweed Salad

Cucumber Seaweed Salad

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This Cucumber Seaweed Salad by Claire Ragozzino is both light and refreshing on its own, but pairs well with brown rice, toasted tofu, and a big juicy slice of avocado to make it a more balanced meal. You can never go wrong with that deliciously satisfying umami taste of ume plum vinegar paired with lime and tamari.

2. Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad

Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad

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This Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad by Alejandra Olmedo is great as an appetizer, starter, or accompaniment, also the seaweed gives a very refreshing marine flavor.

3. Edamame Seaweed Salad

Edamame Seaweed Salad

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Looking for a salad that’s more than lettuce? Give this simple Edamame Seaweed Salad by Melissa Tedesco a try! Edamame and wakame seaweed are tossed in a sweet, umami dressing with notes of fresh ginger, then topped with a sprinkle of crunchy sesame seeds. This salad can be served as a light lunch or a side with dinner.

4. Chinese Seaweed Salad

Chinese Seaweed Salad

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This Chinese Seaweed Salad by Joyce Gan is refreshing, healthy, and a great addition to a dinner of East Asian-inspired cuisine. With the homemade Chinese-style spicy dressing, you’ll want to pile your plate up with a second helping.

5. Seaweed Salad With Toasted Sesame Dressing

Seaweed Salad With Toasted Sesame Dressing

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If you’re looking to incorporate more sea vegetables into your diet (and you should because they’re so good for you!), this Seaweed Salad With Toasted Sesame Dressing by Rhea Parsons is a great place to start! Chewy ribbons of seaweed are coated in a sesame ginger dressing that’s so flavorful, you’ll want to lick the bowl!

6. Easy Seaweed Salad

Easy Seaweed Salad

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Seaweed is a fantastic source of vegan protein. However, most people don’t eat enough seaweed. But why? One cup of seaweed contains almost as much protein as a cup of lentils, and one gram of seaweed takes care of your iodine needs for the day. Not to mention all the B12 you can get. Heaven for vegans! Seaweed is also rich in a special kind of fiber. Seaweed fibers turns into a gel in your stomach, keeping you feeling full longer. What’s not to love? Here is an Easy Seaweed Salad recipe by Maria Benoit that can be quickly put together.

7. Seaweed and Tofu Poke

Seaweed and Tofu Poke

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Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish made of Ahi Tuna. This Seaweed and Tofu Poke by Molly Patrick is tossed in ginger, lime, garlic, onions, and soy sauce. Wakame, which is a type of kelp, is also included in the dish. Enjoy this seafood-inspired dish nice and cold.

8. Kelp Noodles in Peanut-Miso Sauce

Kelp Noodles in Peanut-Miso Sauce

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Koko Brill assures us that these kelp noodles are tasty, healthy, versatile, and just lovely tossed together with sauteed veggies and topped in a creamy sauce.  This recipe for Kelp Noodles in Peanut-Miso Sauce is delicious, quick, and easy.

9. Mock Tuna Salad

Mock Tuna Salad

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Dulse is the secret seaweed ingredient in this recipe for Mock Tuna SaladNikki and Zuzana are confident that this will become a fast favorite, giving you a ‘fishy’ fix and a helping of minerals and trace elements needed for optimal health.

10. Avocado Nori Snacks

Avocado Nori Snacks

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Forget the rice, and wrap your nori around slices of avocado. Simple and delicious. Melanie Sorrentino encourages you to add your seasoning to these Avocado Nori Snacks, but you can’t go far wrong with chili and lime sprinkled on this fun finger food.

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