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Sea Veggie Tacos with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce

These Sea Veggie Tacos with Avocado, Cilantro, Peanuts, & Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce, are a delicious way to experiment with eating seaweed and other nutrient rich sea vegetables!
Sea Veggie TacosIt’s Recipe ReDux time again, and this months theme, “Sea What You’ve Been Missing” is an ode to the “more obscure” treasures from the sea, such as little fishies {aka sardines, anchovies, and smelts} and super nutritious sea veggies such as nori, wakame, and kombu.

Being that this is a ReDux recipe, my Sea Veggie Tacos full fill two important requirements…

One, they contain a very respectable dose of nutritious ingredients {sea veggies, napa cabbage, carrots, avocado…}, and two, they are absolutely, positively delicious!

napa cabbageCrisp and crunchy Napa Cabbage ready to be stuffed with sea veggies. Yum!

Dried WakameIsn’t this dried Wakame (a sea veggie) gorgeous?!

Sea Veggie Taco Nutrition

  • Wakame is a nutritious sea veggie with a delicate flavor.  I used Ohsawa brand.  To get 1 cup of rehydrated wakame, use approximately 25 grams dried.  To learn more about the health benefits of sea veggies, please read this post.
  • Napa cabbage, like all cabbages is a cruciferous veggie which may be protective against cancer, particularly breast, colon, and prostate cancers.  It is pale green in color has a delicious mild flavor, and adds a nice dose of crunch to your favorite recipes.

How to make these yummy Sea Veggie Tacos

  • Make the Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce
  • Wash & prep cabbage leaves (or use any favorite leafy greens) to use a taco shells
  • Put out all your fillings in small servings dishes
  • Have a Sea Veggie Taco party and let everyone make their own!
Sea Veggie Tacos

Sea Veggie Tacos with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce

These Sea Veggie Tacos with Avocado, Cilantro, & Peanuts, are a delicious way to experiment with eating seaweed and other nutrient rich sea vegetables!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes {or to taste}
  • 1 head Napa Cabbage, core chopped off, and separated in to individual leaves
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup {re-hydrated} wakame or other sea veggie
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped avocado
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts


  • For the Dipping Sauce: Combine lime juice, soy/gluten-free tamari,water, sugar, and crushed red peper flakes. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  • For the Taco Fillings: Place "toppings" {rice, sea veggies, shredded carrots, chopped avocado, chopped cilantro, and chopped peanuts} in individual serving bowls.
  • To assemble tacos: Place 1 leaf of napa cabbage on a plate. Top with ~ 1 teaspoon each rice, sea veggies, carrots, avocado, cilantro, and peanuts. Spoon ~ 1 tablespoon dipping sauce on top. Enjoy taco style!


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 1015mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6115IU | Vitamin C: 66.4mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 2.2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword sea vegetable recipes, sea vegetables
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Sea Veggie Taco with Asian sesame dipping sauceFor more little fishy and sea veggie inspiration, please be sure and check out all the other delicious Recipe ReDux creations linked below.


Do you eat sea veggies? What about "little fishies"?  What's the craziest taco combination you've ever eaten???

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31 thoughts on “Sea Veggie Tacos with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce”

  1. These look great! I’ve been wanting to find more recipes to include sea veggies and fermented foods. Have you ever tried natto? I’ve heard it tastes awful, but super good for you. I do like sardines too.

  2. Impressed with the sea veggie (and fishy) assignment. There are some seaweeds I love and i use bonito flakes to make dashi but for the most part this is still a category of food I am trying to like. Can’t wait to check out the other ideas. Pretty pictures as usual.

    1. Thanks Lauren! yes, so many great sea veggie and little fishy posts to check out this month. The one I really want to try is the Nori popcorn-sounds fun! I’ve never tried bonito before-will add it to my next shopping list!

  3. You make everything look like I want to gobble it up, right now!!! It looks so light and refreshing and intriguing and what a great twist on the standard ‘taco.’ I bet the tamari sauce is killer. Thanks for the lesson in sea veggies…you have posted using this (Wakame) before, correct??

    1. Thanks Teri 🙂 Yes, I have posted about sea veggies before and have a recipe for sea veggie soup on my blog. For that one I used a different type of sea veggie. It’s amazing, once you start eating sea veggies, to find out how much variety is in our oceans!

  4. I knew you wouldn’t disappoint with this ReDux challenge! Wow, do these look amazing and will definitely help me expand my sea veggie horizons, which I like, I just never cook with them vs. order out Japanese food. Still warming to most little fishies too but all the ReDux posts are very inspiring to help me branch out!

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