Arame and Edamame Salad

Arame and Edamame Salad

This colourful salad is the perfect way to eat seaweed and fresh vegetables. Enjoy the crunchy texture of veggies, edamame and soft arame, which is full of flavour. 



  • 50g (1.3/4oz) dried arame
  • 200g (7oz) shelled edamame
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), sliced thinly
  • 100g (3.1/2oz) green beans, sliced
  • 80ml (2.1/2fl oz) lemon juice
  • Pinch of chilli pepper (optional)
  • 200ml (7fl oz) water
  • 1 lettuce, washed



1. Soak the arame in water for at least 10 minutes and then drain.

2. Pour some boiling water over frozen edamame and then drain.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a low heat.

4. Add the garlic and ginger, and gently fry for about 3 minutes, or until the garlic is just beginning to colour. Take care not to let it burn.

5. Add arame and saut. for 2 minutes over a medium-high heat then add soy sauce and the 200ml (7fl oz) amount of water, and cook until all the liquid is nearly gone.

6. Place the cooked arame, vegetables, lemon juice and chilli pepper in a bowl and        mix well.

7. Serve with lettuce.

Gluten-free option: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

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