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Japanese wakame seaweed salad made with tofu, cucumber and mini tomatoes in a small glass bowl

Wakame salad (Japanese seaweed salad) with cucumber

  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


How to make quick and easy wakame salad (Japanese seaweed salad) with cucumber, tofu and mini tomatoes in a refreshing vinegar based dressing.



Wakame Salad

  • 5g dried wakame (approx 1 tbsp)
  • 150g silken tofu
  • 1/2 Japanese cucumber (approx 50g) thinly sliced
  • 5 mini tomatoes halved
  • 1 tbsp katsuobushi (bonito flakes) optional garnish

Wakame Salad Dressing


  1. Soak the dried wakame in a bowl of warm water according to the instructions on the packaging. (This usually takes 5-10 mins).
  2. Wrap the tofu in kitchen paper and microwave it for 1 minute 30 seconds at 600W. Allow it to cool slightly before cutting it into bitesize cubes.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jug.
  4. Drain the water from the wakame and squeeze it thoroughly to remove the excess water.
  5. Take a mixing bowl and add all of the ingredients (except the bonito flakes) and the dressing and mix until well distributed. (Mix gently to avoid breaking the tofu too much. Alternatively, mix the tofu in last.)
  6. Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before serving.
  7. Sprinkle with bonito flakes and enjoy!


Best eaten the same day. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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