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Japanese Glass Noodle Salad

Japanese Glass Noodle Salad

Salads are healthy but noodle salads are healthy, filling and super fun to eat. We didn't want to miss out on the fun so we made our own version and it came out so good. You are going to love everything about this Glass Noodles Salad, so read along. 

Getting the whole family to jump on the salad train can be a bit of a challenge at times. Especially if you have kids, the idea of a salad might sound a bit (or a lot) boring. But kids and adults love noodles! This one ingredient will transform any salad-hater into a salad-fan without a doubt. 

This Japanese Glass Noodle Salad recipe is incredibly easy to make and you can have it ready in less than 20 minutes. If you are running behind and you are looking for a healthy meal that everyone will love, this might be THE ONE. 

Japanese Glass Noodle Salad ingredients

There are many different noodle salads out there made with every single kind of noodle you can think of. I went with glass noodles for a few reasons. First of all, they are incredibly quick to make. Just make sure you follow the package instructions so they don't get too sticky. Glass noodles are very thin so it's easy to overcook them. Keep a close eye on them. 

Also, I wanted this Japanese glass noodle salad to be filing, light and healthy. Glass noodles are made from mung bean starch so they seem a bit lighter than some other types. But you still get a good amount of carbs, almost the same as pasta. They are complex carbs so they're a perfect option to keep you full and fuelled for a good while. 

We also have a few veggies in our Japanese glass noodle salad. I wanted to add some colour and texture so I threw in carrot, cucumber, edamame and a bit of wake seaweed. This is a good mix of different veggies that will give us a good variety of nutrients. 

chopped carrot and cucumber

You can find wakame seaweed in most supermarkets nowadays. It usually comes dry so you have to hydrate it for a little bit before you use it. This ingredient might be a bit challenging for a few people since it has a very unique briny flavour, but it is definitely worth giving it a try. 

I want to incorporate more seaweed into my diet so expect to see more recipes like this Japanese glass noodle salad. Wakame is incredibly healthy, low on calories with very little fat. It's really good for managing weight, it protects your bones, and helps regulate hormone levels. It's also good for your heart, your hair, skin and it boosts your energy. 

The dressing for our Japanese glass noodle salad will balance out the briny taste fo the seaweed nicely and it is simple and easy to make. This Japanese noodle salad is a great addition to your recipe book and your family's diet. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Japanese Glass Noodle Salad single

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Dinner, Lunch
Serves: 2
Allergens: Soy


For the salad

  • 1 medium carrot (julienned)
  • ½ cucumber (julienned)
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (unthaw)
  • 6 oz glass noodles
  • 2 tsps roasted sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsps wakame seaweed

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsps rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Bring the pot of water to boil and prepare the noodles according to the instructions on the package.
  2. sprinkle the julienned cucumber and carrot with salt and set aside to extract excessive water.
  3. Remove the skin from the edamame and use a small bowl to mix the ingredients for the dressing.
  4. Pour away the water from the cucumber and carrot and squeeze out excessive liquid from the soaked wakame seaweed.
  5. Use a big bowl, add the salad ingredients and mix with the dressing.
  6. Adjust taste and if possible chill it a bit in the fridge before serving, enjoy!

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