seaside salad

This flavorful salad is so simple to make and slurpingly satisfying. Kevin and Anne Marie Gianni of Renegade Health made this recipe which is adapted from Donna Gates’ The Body Ecology Diet. Arame is a mild tasting seaweed. It is a good source of iron, calcium, zinc and iodine. Seaweed, as you may suspect, is very high in sodium.

Cucumber Arame Salad

  • cucumber arame salad ingredients1.5 oz arame
  • 4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced very thin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS unrefined oil
  • pinch pepper
  1. Soak arame for 15 minutes in enough water to cover.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt on cucumbers and let set for several minutes to release juices.
  3. Discard soaking water and chop arame.
  4. Mix cucumbers, arame and all other ingredients, and toss.

cucumber arame salad I will often halve  this recipe and it makes plenty. I usually leave out the black pepper and I do not chop the arame. I leave it in longer strands. I add nutritional yeast about 1 tsp. at a time and stir until it is thickened slightly. In total, I use about 2 TBS. It adds a great flavor! My hubby loves this one and so does my almost 10 year old. My 5 year old would like it with less arame, some sweetener and no red onion. Me, ooooo, it is a favorite!

Sioux adds — I too cut this in half, but my kids like it so much that I might just try not doing so next time. I do chop the arame, I use sesame oil, and I add a tablespoon or so of honey and nutritional yeast, as well as sesame seeds (black if I have them, they look pretty). My entire family loves this recipe, and the kids actually cheer when I say its on the menu. I started introducing this recipe with less arame than called for, but have slowly increased it now that everyone is familiar with it. The taste of the arame is pretty mild, actually, and it didn’t take us too long to get up to the full amount.


  1. Cindy says

    I’ve never thought to add nutritional yeast. I’ll give that a try. I make a similar arame salad and will sometimes throw in some soaked raisins for sweetness.

  2. Sioux says

    Mmm, I love raisins, I’ll have to try them in here some time, since I prefer to use dried fruit to sweeten things if I can. The nooch is a great addition to this (and most!) salads 😉 I myself can’t get enough of it, and find myself competing with Lucia for the dregs at the bottom of the popcorn bowl.

  3. says

    This recipe sounds like a very cool and refreshing treat. Always looking for some different kinds of salad recipes that makes raw food eating less boring. Plus, I love using sea veggies in my food!!