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Sweet, Salty, and Sour Wakame Salad with Bibimbap Noodle Sauce

Sweet, Salty, and Sour Wakame Salad with Bibimbap Noodle Sauce

I created this wakame salad tossed with bibimbap noodle sauce to go with other Korean barbeque dishes.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Salted wakame (dried wakame)
60 g (2-3 tablespoons)
Cucumber
1/2
Lettuce or red leaf lettuce
2
Japanese leek (or onion)
1/2 (or 1/4 onion)
♣ Gochujang
1 tablespoon
♣ Vinegar
1 tablespoon
♣ Mentsuyu
1 tablespoon
♣ Sesame oil
1.5 tablespoons
Grated garlic
1 clove

Steps

1. Soak the wakame in water to rehydrate. Chop into bite-sized pieces. Cut the cucumber lengthwise in half, then thinly slice diagonally.
2. Shred the lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Chop the Japanese leek into 3-cm matchsticks, or thinly slice the onion into wedges.
3. Combine all of the ♣ ingredients in a bowl, add the wakame and vegetables, then toss right before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I used the leftover sauce from making Bibimbap Soumen (Recipe ID: 1129057), it turned into a Korean-style salad.
It's even more delicious topped with shredded chili pepper and toasted sesame seeds.