Seaweed Vegetable Salad

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Kombu Seaweed Vegetable Salad with shredded carrots and thinly sliced fennel tossed with simple homemade dressing.

Check out this delicious Seaweed Vegetable Salad recipe! It was so simple and quick to make!

My kids love seaweed salad, and as a mother, I love to know what’s in the food my kids eat. This is why I put my own twist on a recipe I know they will enjoy!

This Seaweed Vegetable Salad is fresh, crunchy, has great texture and flavour, and is loaded with plant-based nutrients. You won’t be able to stop eating it!

The salad is enough for two, but if you want to make some for a larger crowd simply double or triple the quantities.

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Kombu Seaweed Vegetable Salad with shredded carrots and thinly sliced fennel tossed with simple homemade dressing.

Seaweed Vegetable Salad

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  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Side, Salad, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
  • Cuisine: Allergen-Friendly, Vegan, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly


My kids love seaweed salad so I decided to create our own homemade version. I added more vegetables for extra nutrition and tossed the whole with a simple dressing. This salad makes a perfect side and is also a great recipe to bring to parties. A simple but yet impressive dish that meets a large variety of dietary preferences.



1/4 cup dried Kombu seaweed salad, shredded*
1 carrot, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
1/4 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons dried raisins
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped (or green onions)
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated
Hemp seeds, for serving (optional)

2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon coconut aminos**
1/4 teaspoon grey sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. To prepare the seaweed, follow instructions on seaweed package.
  2. Add all the salad ingredients to a medium serving bowl.
  3. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
  4. Add dressing to the salad, toss well to distribute.
  5. Sprinkle salad with hemp seeds (optional) and serve.


For the veggie part, if you end up making more than noted, toss it in.
This is a salad, the measurements don’t have to be so precise.
Best served and enjoyed right away but will keep in the fridge for one day.

* Once soaked and rinsed it will yield about 1-1/2 cup.
** Coconut aminos (coconut sap) is a soy-free seasoning sauce. As a substitute, you can use organic Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) if you can tolerate soy.

Kombu Seaweed Vegetable Salad with shredded carrots and thinly sliced fennel tossed with simple homemade dressing.


  1. jimmy wagner

    Is there a substitute for the coconut amino that isn’t soy. I am allergic to coconut and soy. thank you!

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    • Hi! That’s a great question! Were you able to find the right Kombu seaweed to make this salad. I can’t seem to find it anywhere lately? You can simply leave out the coconut Aminos or Tamari. Adding a little sesame oil (if you’re not allergic) will add a lot of flavour too if you want to try it.

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  2. Sonali Chitnis

    Can you please share link to the Kombu Salad ? I am mostly find dried sheets but your ingredient looks different.

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    • Hi Sonia! You’re right! It’s very hard to find all of a sudden! The brand I have and like using doesn’t seem to be online anymore. I will keep looking for something comparable and post it here for you!

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