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In somebody else’s lake… Look, it’s not a post about pancakes!

All the Way  Arame Salad is making its way around the world! Seriously, give this stuff a try—even if you think you don’t like seaweed.  The less-intense flavor of arame (as opposed to hijiki) combined with the sweet-tangy sauce make this salad a delicious way to add tons of fiber, calcium, iodine, and other important nutrients to your diet.


All the Way Arame Salad

Usually, I don’t like raw, crunchy carrots nor raw bell peppers, but in this tangy-sweet dressing I find myself chomping raw carrots like Bugs Bunny. Snack, lunch, dinner… it’s even good at breakfast.  Don’t judge!


As much as I like ugly foods (hello peachy green ice cream!), prettiness just adds to the enjoyment of a meal. Don’t judge by appearances… blah blah blah.  But I can’t be the only one who feels this way, can I?


All the Way Arame Salad, cashews, a peach, wheatberry-apple pilaf, and brussels sprouts chips. Is it weird to eat roasted b-sprouts in the summer?  They’re actually one of my favorite summer foods, especially at snacktime—I pop ‘em cold, like chips! Remember kale chips?

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Erin says:

    You are so cute Katie. Thanks for the mention! I am still lovin’ on that salad. I added extra cucumber and vinegar and it was divine. Now, I need a steady supply of seaweed for the rest of summer!
    And I still eat roasted sweet potatoes…and brussel sprouts. They’re just too good to give up for warm weather.

  2. brandi says:

    mm..i love roasted brussel sprouts 🙂

  3. Marianne says:

    It is a very vibrant & colourful salad. Strangley, I save all my seaweed consumption for sushi. I do enjoy the stuff, so I don’t know why I don’t try it in other dishes. I guess it’s the whole “not knowing what to do with it” thing.

  4. Kiersten says:

    I just watched the Little Mermaid a few days ago. That’s one of my favorite movies!

    I wasn’t sold on this salad the first time you mentioned it. I haven’t eaten much seaweed aside from when it’s wrapped around sushi. You sold me this time though, I think I’ll suck it up and give it a try.

  5. Jessica says:

    Alright, alright…I guess I should give it a try! I admit, I’m not a big fan of anything from the sea — I don’t even like the way it smells! I’ve been able to tolerate veg sushi a few times in the past, so maybe I’ll end up loving the arame salad!

  6. I’ve never had arame. But some sea veggies are too fishy-tasting for me…so I’d probably like this milder tasting one better. I’ll have to look for it.

  7. Maria says:

    I’ve been looking for arame at the Asian market, and I think I found it…not sure because it’s in Japanese. I will have to just check it out!

    I’m totally with you on food appearance, Katie. I usually try recipes and get more excited over food that are prettier. But that doesn’t mean I neglect the ugly ones!

    I haven’t had brussel sprouts since the winter, but those chips sound yummy!!!

  8. Amanda says:

    Yum! You just solved my seaweed mystery, Katie! I had the most amazing salad at a restaurant while on vacation last week..I couldn’t figure out what kind of seaweed they used but in seeing your photos, I realize it’s arame!! Yay! Not much luck on the bar research so far to report. I tried the Pure Cranberry Orange and really loved it BUT it’s not chocolate. And you of all people understand I’m sure that there can be no compromise..he he he! But I did find the Pacifica Mexican chocolate soap..sooooo nice!

  9. Listen, dawg, don’t you ever think roasted vegetables go “out of season.” I don’t care if it’s a billion degrees in my apt; I will roast (even broil) some veggies up if I’ve got the hankering, and brussels often top the list!

    I am excited to experiment with seaweed, so I will mark the arame as “to-try.” Sounds like a winner!

  10. JB says:

    the link to my blog doesn’t work because you forgot the “s” in “cardiovegsular.” but it doesn’t matter, don’t worry about it. arame is the best!


  11. MarathonVal says:

    I used to HATE brussel sprouts as a kid, but now I love them!! I definitely would love to find some news ways to make them though, since I’m pretty boring about it – since I haven’t been making them that long, I’m used to just a bit of EVOO and garlic…… I need to branch out!

  12. MarathonVal says:

    I used to HATE brussel sprouts as a kid, but now I love them!! I definitely would love to find some news ways to make them though, since I’m pretty boring about it – since I haven’t been making them that long, I’m used to just a bit of EVOO and garlic…… I need to branch out!!

  13. Sagan says:

    Salads look loverly!

  14. miss v says:

    i love all sorts of seaweed… i’m going to try your tangy dressing the next time i soak up a bowl!

  15. DJ says:

    Pancake-y one minute, savoury the next… I can’t keep up!!

  16. Cody says:

    I just had to check to see if that’s the same stuff in the Big Blue bath bomb — and it is.

    So, while I’ve never eaten it, I have bathed in it many times.

    (Also, I’ve had Under the Sea stuck in my head since I first glanced at this post earlier today. I’m now thinking that a bath with Big Blue and the Little Mermaid soundtrack would be just silly enough to be awesome.)

  17. Christina says:

    Can you believe I’ve never tried seaweed? I’m gunna check out my Asian grocery store this week because that salad looks fab!

  18. Shelby says:

    I must get some seaweed soon! I’ve only heard amazing things about it =)

  19. ttfn300 says:

    i looked at seaweed in the store… but didn’t buy it as i’m trying to use what’s already in my kitchen… i might have to break that rule 🙂

  20. Ricki says:

    I love arame, too! I’ve had it in kale and seaweed salad and edamame/arame salad, but now must try your version, too! Always looking for new ways to incorporate sea veggies!

    No need to apologize for missing a post–I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed and not have enough time to read/comment as much as you’d like to. If only days had 36 hours instead of 24!

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