Try this 15-minute skin-beautifying salad with kale and wakame

If your skin is a little lacklustre and you want to boost radiance from the inside out, look no further than this nutritious salad. The key ingredient is wakame, a brown seaweed, that is common in Japanese cooking. Wakame promotes good health in a variety of ways, including being a great source of calcium and iron. It’s also rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, which are instrumental in maintaining beautiful skin. The kale in this salad is also a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants making it great for your body inside and out. Not to mention, it’s incredibly tasty!


Recipe for 2-3 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for salad

  • 10 g dried wakame (let it soak in cold water for 10 min)
  • 100 g kale
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 100 g radishes, thinly sliced
  • 100 g edamame
  • 1 avocado, cubed


Ingredients for soy-sambal vinaigrette

  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 60 ml soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp sambal
  • coarsely ground black pepper


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1. Put 10 g of dried wakame in a bowl with cold water and let it soak for 10 minutes. You can expect it to expand and become about 10 times as much. Then let it dry out or dab it dry with kitchen roll or a clean tea towel. 

2. Used sliced kale or cut the leaves from the stalk yourself, discarding the harder parts. Massage 2 tsp of olive oil thoroughly into the kale until it becomes softer.

3. Cut the radishes into thin slices and distribute them evenly with the edamame on top of the kale. Cut the wakame smaller and spread it over the salad. Add cubes of avocado.

4. To prepare the vinaigrette, mix the extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, sambal and pepper together in a tightly sealed container and shake it until it is well mixed. Serve this with the salad.



Mirjam Leslie-Pringle

Mirjam Leslie-Pringle is a food expert, photographer and owner of the popular vegetarian recipe blog Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mirjam left Amsterdam three years ago with her family to start a new adventure on the island of Ibiza. Together with her husband, three kids, four horses, three dogs and a cat, Mirjam’s days are filled with work, fun, and of course, healthy and delicious food.