Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe


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This kelp noodles recipe is not only delicious but so easy to make as well. Kelp noodles provide a great alternative to pasta and the Japanese inspired flavors of sesame and ginger in the dressing goes very well with them. 

About Sea Tandle Kelp Noodles

Kelp noodles are a fantastic gluten free, low calorie alternative to pasta that many people add into their diets for weight loss as you can eat lots and feel full while keeping calories low. However, it is made from only a part of kelp, sodium alginate, which has a very low nutritional value so you won’t be getting the big nutritional benefits of eating pure kelp. Despite that, it’s a delicious alternative to pasta.

I wrote quite a bit about Kelp noodles and how to prepare them, including a video, in my Pad Thai recipe here.

Here is the video again on how to prepare them.


How to Prepare Kelp Noodles


Now onto our recipe!


Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe


Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe


1 pkg Kelp Noodles
1 Carrot – peeled and grated
½ Red Pepper – sliced very thin
4 Green Onions – sliced thin on a diagonal

2 Tbsp Tamari
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp fresh Ginger – grated or minced very fine


To leave raw, soften kelp noodles in hot water for several hours, replacing hot water regularly.  For softer noodles simmer in boiling water for about 10 to 20 minutes, or until soft. Mix the dressing. Prep the vegetables. When kelp noodles are ready drain well. Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and transfer to a serving dish. Ready to serve!


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Get your ingredients ready and soften your kelp noodles in hot water.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 1 ingredients

Assemble ingredients for the dressing.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 2 dressing ingredients

Mix dressing.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 3 mix dressing

I used my Benreiner spiralizer to spiralize the carrot as it makes smaller angelhair noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can grate the carrot or peel with a vegetable slicer into thin strips, layer strips and slice thinly into long thin noodles.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 4 spiralize carrots

Prep the vegetables.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 5 veg chopped

Add all ingredients to a bowl.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe - 6 ingredients in bowl

Mix well and then your japanese kelp noodles recipe is done and ready to serve.

Japanese Kelp Noodles Recipe




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  • Jamie Ge

    Hi! Love the blog! I am a huge fan of kelp noodles. If you want to get the noodles soft, you do not have to boil them or soak them for hours. Just add about a tablespoon of something acidic– like lemon juice or vinegar. The noodles will soften in about 5 minutes. If you want the noodle medium soft, add a little acid to whatever sauce you’re dressing the noodles with. The noodles will soften a little slower, but they will be perfect in an hour.

    Jamie Ge

    • Not sure how I missed this before.. but want to thank you for the great tip.Thanks!!

  • Ariee

    The lemon juice works! I use a half cup of lemon juice per pack of noodles. The noodles soften in thirty minutes, but the noodles taste like lemon juice…so, I soak the noodles for an extra two hours in a bowl with filtered water.

    • Thanks so much for the info Arlee. I will try this next time I make them!! : )