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Tomato and Seaweed Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Soaking sliced onions
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Wakame seaweed is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Combined with tomato wedges, this simple salad gives you so many great nutrients. The sesame dressing brings the natural flavour out of the salad ingredients.

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Recipe Type: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese dressing, Japanese salad, sesame dressing, wakame seaweed
Serves: 2
Author: Yumiko
Ingredients (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)
  • 40-50g / 1.4-1.8oz wakame (rehydrated weight, note 1)
  • 2 whole tomatoes (medium size, about 300g / 0.7lb in total, note 2)
  • 25g / 0.9oz onion or red onion
Sesame Soy Dressing
  • tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp roasted white sesame seeds
  1. If you are using dehydrated wakame seaweed, soak it in water for 5 minutes, then squeeze the water out. If you are using salted fresh wakame, rinse it to remove salt, then soak in water for few minutes and squeeze the water out.

  2. If your wakame seaweed is not pre-cut, cut it into 2-3cm / 2” square pieces.

  3. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges (note 2).

  4. Slice onion very thinly crosswise and put the slices in a bowl filled with water. Massage the onion slices lightly and leave them in water for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry with kitchen paper (note 3).

  5. Mix all the dressing ingredients in a jar, put a lid on and shake well until the sugar dissolves.

  6. Spread the tomato wedges on a plate and scatter the wakame seaweed over the tomatoes. Spread the sliced onions on top. Drizzle the dressing over the salad or serve the dressing separately.

Recipe Notes

1. 40-50g / 1.4-1.8oz equates to about 4g / 0.14oz of dehydrated (dried) wakame seaweed.

2. I used 2 medium-sized tomatoes so that the size of wedges is not too large. If you are using a large tomato, you may want to cut it differently. Thick slices are good too.

3. This removes the bitterness of the onion. If you are using red onion, you may not have to do this since red onions are usually sweeter.

4. Nutrition per serving. Assumed that 1/3 of the dressing is not consumed.

serving: 223g calories: 217kcal fat: 17g (26%) saturated fat: 1.8g (9%) trans fat: 0.1g polyunsaturated fat: 5.3g monounsaturated fat: 8.6g cholesterol: 0mg (0%) sodium: 623mg (23%) potassium: 489mg (14%) carbohydrates: 15g (5%) dietary fibre: 4.1g (16%) sugar: 6.8g protein: 5.2g vitamin a: 26% vitamin c: 36% calcium: 15% iron: 17%