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Kelp in the Kitchen: Chinese Kelp Salad

January 8, 2020


Liked the cucumber salad and ginger chicken soup, and ready for another recipe for your kelp cookbook? Try this Chinese kelp salad found on the China Sichuan Food blog. This cold dish is simple to make with basic ingredients and low prep time. While you could use the same noodles more easily found in stores from the ginger chicken kelp soup recipe, a greater variety of dried and fresh kelp can be found at Asian markets and online retailers such as Brittany Sea Salt, Sea Tangle or Etsy. Enjoy this adventurous recipe!

Kelp Salad

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 200 g fresh kelp or soaked dried kelp
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 Thai peppers, cut into small pieces
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil


  1. Roll the kelp up and cut the kelp into thin shreds.
  2. Then wash the kelp in cold water for 1 or 2 times to remove extra saltness.
  3. Bring a large pot of water until boiling and then place shredded kelp in and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer out and drain.
  4. Add light soy sauce, vinegar, chopped scallion, chopped chili peppers and chopped garlic. Heat Chinese cooking oil until hot and then pour the hot oil over the chopped garlic. Mix well.
  5. Add some coriander.