Wakame salad

wakame salad
Ever seen the neon green seaweed salad they serve at sushi restaurants? It gets its vivid colour from food colouring. Our recipe is how it’s supposed to be done! This wakame (winged kelp) salad is fresh, juicy and aromatic. Each mouthful is a burst of flavour that pairs well with fish, rice and seafood, or just as a refreshing snack on its own! Finished with TAK Furikake for a delicious crunch.
Serves 4 as a main, or 6 as a side.


2 cucumbers, sliced lengthways to scrape out the seeds then diced into 1cm cubes
25g winged kelp, blanched for 30 seconds in hot water then rested in ice water until ready to use
1/2 a red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp ponzu sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Juice of one lime
10g fine sea salt
1 tsp Wok & Greens spice blend
TAK Furikake to serve (approx 1/2 tsp per serving)


Add the cucumber to a sieve and stir through the salt. Allow to stand over a bowl for at least one hour.
Remove the seaweed from the ice water and pat dry. Finely slice into ribbons, then add to a mixing bowl.
For the dressing, combine the lime juice, Wok & Greens spice blend, sesame oil, ponzu and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. Mix well.
Gently press the cucumbers to remove any excess liquid, then add to the bowl with the seaweed along with the spring onions and chilli.
Add the dressing to the salad ingredients and stir well to combine. Let stand for ten minutes to allow the flavours to develop.
Divide between four plates, and finish with the TAK Furikake. Serve.

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Introducing our delicious Arctic Furikake, a unique blend of puffed rice, ume-flavoured sesame seeds, and organic winged kelp from Lofoten. This delicious seasoning mix is a must-have for any foodie who wants to elevate their meals to the next level. Arctic Furikake is packed with a range of complementary umami flavours. The puffed rice adds a moreish crunch, while the umeboshi-flavoured sesame seeds provide a tangy sweetness that suits a wide range of dishes. Organic winged kelp from Lofoten adds a touch of umami richness and is loaded with nutrients and minerals that are essential for good health. Arctic Furikake is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from sushi rolls to poke bowls, noodles, and stir-fries. It is also a great seasoning for popcorn, roasted vegetables, and grilled meats. You can sprinkle it on top of your favourite foods to add a burst of flavour and texture.
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