If you’ve been wondering, “what could I make with kelp noodles?”, you’re in the right place. This kelp noodle salad is nutritious as much as it is delicious.
Admittedly, the first time I tried kelp noodles a few years ago I wasn’t a fan. The way that they were prepared was in a stir-fry and soup and it seems odd to have these crunchy raw noodles in a warm dish.
So I didn’t think ever to use them in my cooking until my sister made this delicious salad with them. She’s a fantastic cook, and I love the way she prepares food.
I’ve had it a few times and thought that it complimented the noodles well and gave them the purpose that I felt like they were made for.
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What are kelp noodles?
Kelp noodles are made from kelp, which is an edible brown seaweed. It’s widely known to be used in Asian cuisine, especially Korean-influenced recipes.
Kelp noodles are translucent and when they’re straight out of the packet they’re very crunchy. Depending on how you prepare them, they become softer and soak up some of the flavours from your dish.
The big benefit of kelp noodles is that they are incredibly low in calories and are gluten-free.
Where do you buy kelp noodles?
You can typically purchase kelp noodles in health food stores and some Asian grocers. Alternatively, you can buy them online through the likes of Amazon and health food retailers.
Have this kelp noodle salad at home or on the go
It’s a perfect salad for warmer months. Whenever I’ve made it for guests, they’ve loved it!
It’s perfect to take to work as you don’t have to heat anything up. Only have a 30-minute break? No problem, it’s ready to enjoy straight away.
It’s also quite lovely the next day as the sauce marinates everything quite nicely. You can easily add this to your work lunch rotation!
Try different veggies in your kelp noodle salad
You can add other vegetables like raw snow peas, capsicum/peppers, and broccoli.
This salad is pretty much raw beside the toasted sesame oil and seeds.
The dressing is what ties it together. It’s the perfect balance of spice, citrus, and saltiness to bring the dish to life.
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