Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seaweed Salt Replacer

Are you looking to reduce your salt intake without reducing taste? This sea vegetable blend imparts a special flavour to soups, stir-frys, and just about anything else. Although seaweed contains sodium, it is an organic form of sodium, not the sodium chloride that is found in table salt. Seaweed is a superfood, packed with nutrients, trace elements and vitamins.

This seaweed salt replacer is an easy way to add the benefits of seaweed to your diet. Add 1 teaspoon of the mix to season your next soup and reduce the salt. Try sprinkling this over steaming veggies or add to your rice or quinoa.

Warning! Some sea vegetables are surprisingly sharp. Blending this in your Vitamix will permanently etch the bottom of your container so it will be a little cloudy. But your health is more important than the look of your blender. :)

  • 1/2 cup arame
  • 1/2 cup wakame
  • 1/4 cup macro kelp
  • 1/4 cup kombu
  1. Crumble large pieces of kelp and seaweed with your hands. Note that amounts are approximate as seaweed is difficult to measure -- just give it a good guess.
  2. Add all ingredients to Vitamix. Blend on high speed until you get the texture you want -- I usually process until most of the seaweed is powdery but there are still some coarse little flakes in there. 
  3. Wait a few moments before opening the Vitamix to let the powder settle. Store your seaweed salt replacer in a clean and dry recycled spice jar -- don't forget to label it!


  1. A coffee grinder might work if the pieces are broken small enough.
    Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna give this a try cause my hubby is salt sensitive. <3

  2. I would be interested to hear how the coffee grinder works for this. Please let me know if you try it!