By Jeremy Repanich

Published on January 13, 2017

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Seaweed Pesto

If you swap out basil leaves for your favorite variety of dried seaweed, then you can prepare a nutrient-dense take on the Italian classic. Toss it with some pasta or even use it as a standalone dip at your next party.

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Soba Noodle Bowl

Combining two different varieties of seaweed—kombu and wakame—this nutrient-dense vegetarian bowl features Japanese soba noodles. If you find noodles that are 100-percent buckwheat, then you’ll taste more of the soba’s nutty flavor while also getting a gluten-free noodle.

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Zesty Nori Chips

Simply brush some roasted sheets of nori with sesame oil, sprinkle on the spice mixture, toast quickly in a pan, and you’ve got a healthy snack in no time. Kale chips will be dead to you. Dead. 

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15-Minute Miso Soup

Whip up a version of this classic Japanese soup pretty quickly with some seaweed, hearty greens like chard, tofu, and miso. You should be able to find miso, which is a paste made from fermented soybeans, at most grocery stores these days. If not, there are plenty of great options on Amazon.

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Shrimp Burger with Wakame Slaw

A crunchy wakame seaweed salad contrasts with soft homemade shrimp patties, while the sriracha mayo gives a great kick to these unique burgers

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Japanese-Inspired Avocado Toast

These great little appetizers taste of the sea thanks to a combination of seaweed and little pearls of salty ikura, which is salmon roe. Serve these instead of bruschetta at your next party, and you’ll be sure to wow guests.

Photography by Snixy Kitchen

Step-By-Step Guide to Making Sushi

There may not be a better way to use seaweed than to make sushi. By using the photos here or watching the video tutorial, you’ll learn the secrets to preparing high-quality rolls at home.

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Miso Glazed Eggplant on Kale-Seaweed Salad

Okay, you don’t have to dump kale entirely just because there’s a new green superfood in town. This salad pairs the milder-flavored arame seaweed with kale and a homemade sesame-lime dressing for a nutrient-packed base for eggplant skewers.