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Kelp Noodle Salad with Creamy Sesame Citrus Sauce

A holistic nutritionist explains why sea vegetables belong in everyone's pantry - and shares a delicious kelp noodle salad recipe to help you use them!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Satisfying Salads
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: kelp
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Stephanie Rome
Cost: $20

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Blender

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 12-oz package kelp noodles
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 watermelon radish or 4 Easter egg radishes, sliced thinly
  • ½ avocado cubed
  • 1 tbsp Gomasio
  • 1 tbsp dulse flakes

Sesame Citrus Sauce

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ume plum vinegar
  • 1 ½ inch fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp dulse flakes
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked pepper
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the kelp noodles and add to a large bowl. Add the cilantro and spinach to the bowl.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Toss salad with the sauce.
  • Add the avocado and radish, toss again lightly.
  • Sprinkle with gomasio and dulse flakes, then garnish with a spring of cilantro to serve.

Notes

You can find all, or most, of these ingredients at Whole Foods and other health food stores. When buying, I recommend avoiding seaweed from Japan, opting instead for Korean seaweed or Atlantic seaweed. My preferred brand is Maine Coast Sea Vegetables because they’re organic.