How to make “Dulse Miso Soup”

Our favorite “Dulse Miso Soup”

How to make a Dulse Miso Soup
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Dulse, Miso, Soup, Starter
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 190kcal



  • Cut the Tofu into small Cubes.
  • Cut the Scallion into thin slices.
  • Put the Water in a Pot to boil. Reduce the Heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • Whisk the Yellow Miso Paste by pasting 1 tbsp at a time and allow to simmer for about 10 Minutes until well combined.
  • Taste the Soup between each adding until you achieve your desired Flavour.
  • After strain the Soup and dump the Solids.
  • Add the Onions and the Scallion and allow to simmer for about 5 Minutes.
  • Add the Tofu and the Dulse and simmer for about >3 Minutes.

How to make “Dulse Seaweed Pizza”

Our “Dulse Seaweed Pizza”

How to make Vegetarian Dulse Seaweed Pizza
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Italian
Keyword: Dulse Salat, Pizza, Seaweed, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 175kcal


  • 1.5 pound Pizza Dough Whole Wheat
  • 1.5 ounces Dulse Culinary Whole-Leaf Seaweed
  • 1 small Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 3 ounces Pitted Black Olives
  • 6 ounces Thin sliced Mushrooms


  • Preheat the Oven to 450°F. Position the oven rack at the lowest position. Average time is about 15 minutes, but the time varies depending on the stove.
  • Coat baking paper with olive oil.
  • Soak the seaweed in warm water for about five minutes. You can rinse the salt off and drain it from excess water.
  • Put the seaweed in the food processor with the garlic, black olives and the olive oil and olives. Pulse until the ingredients combines. They should be pretty much smooth.
  • Spread the tapenade over your pizza dough.
  • Bake until crispy and golden for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Cenalga Launches Seaweed CSA – The Answer to Vegan Malnutrition

Today we’re launching our Seaweed CSA as a collaboration with our farmers and partners around the globe. We intend to order stock and provide, through CSA subscription, the following varieties of seaweed:

  • Kelp Varieties (Sugar, Bull, Basic)
  • Kombu
  • Wakame
  • Nori
  • Dulse

Why Vegans Need Seaweed?

Seaweed has nutrition that you can’t find in any other plant. If you maintain a plant-based lifestyle, it can be a challenge to maintain the proper diet without the help of seaweed.

Some other amazing things seaweed can do for you and why it’s essential to a vegan diet:

  1. Provides the body with magnesium, zinc, Vitamin B12, biotin, and iron
  2. Just one gram of seaweed provides your entire day’s worth of iodine, a critical mineral for the thyroid.
  3. Increases hair and nail growth
  4. Clears the skin and enhances eyesight
  5. Improves mood by reducing anxiety and enhancing mental focus
  6. Prevents anemia and fatigue
  7. Cleanses the digestive tract
  8. Alkalizes the blood
  9. Prevents and treats sugar cravings
  10. May prevent depression

We also offer this seaweed (for sale on Amazon) available in quart-sized glass jars (we don’t like plastic).

Share the good news with your Vegan friends and stay tuned for new exciting products from us.

How to make the “Japanese Seaweed Salad”

Original “Japanese Seaweed” Salad

Learn how to make an Original Japanese Seaweed Salad
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese, Seaweed Salad
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 160kcal
Cost: $8


  • 3.5 ounces Seaweed
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1/2 red Onion
  • 1 stick Spring Onions
  • 1 red chili
  • 1.5 ounces coriander
  • 0.1 ounces fresh Ginger roughly
  • 1.5 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 0.5 ounces Sesame Seeds black
  • 4 tbsp sweet chili Sauce
  • 1 fresh Lemon
  • Black Pepper Flakes
  • Salt optional


  • Place the dry Seaweed in 200 ml of water and allow to absorb. Takes about >10 minutes. You can rinse the salt off and drain it from excess water.
  • Cut (lengthwise) the carrot and cucumber. Cut the spring onion into fine slices. Cut onion into fine rings. Finely chop the chili and coriander.
  • Mix algae, carrot, cucumber, onion, chilli, spring onions and coriander in a large bowl. Rub the ginger into the bowl. Add sesame oil, dark sesame, sweet chili sauce and lemon juice. Add depending on your to taste with salt and pepper. Then mix the salad thoroughly.

How to make a fresh “Sugar Kelp” Salad

The fresh “Sugar Kelp” Salad

Our fresh Sugar Kelp Salad Recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: Asian, Japanese, Salad, Seaweed Salad, Side Dish, Sugar Kelp
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: $12


  • 2/3 ounce Dried Sugar Kelp
  • 100 ml Apple cider vinegar Alternative: White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Soy paste
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp very fine chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp maple sirup
  • 100 ml Coconut Oil
  • Sesame Seed for Topping
  • Salt optional
  • 6 small cucumbers shredded


  • Boil water in a pot. (80 °C / 176 °F). Remove the Pot from the Plate and insert the Seaweed.
  • Leave it for at least 20 Minutes in the Pot.
  • Pour the Seaweed off the Water and cool the Seaweed prompt in a Cold Water Pot for about 15 Minutes.
  • Dry the Seaweed with a Kitchen Towel.
  • Shred the Sugar Kelp thinly.
  • Stir up the Apple cider vinegar, Soy Pasta, Lime Juice, Ginger, Maple Sirup, Coconut Oil, cucumbers, red onions in a Bowl.
  • Add the Sugar Kelp and Mix well.
  • Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.
  • ENJOY!

How to make a “Seaweed Snack”

Our Favorite “Seaweed Snack”

Here is our recipe for a "Seaweed Snack"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Appetizer, Seaweed, Seaweed Snack, Snack
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 24kcal
Cost: $5


  • 2 sheets Dried seaweed leaves Wakame, Dulse, Nori, Whatever you have
  • 2 tbsp Native olive oil extra virgin
  • Sesame Seeds optional
  • Salt Flakes optional


  • Preheat the oven to 300 °F (150 °C). Average time is about 15 minutes, but the time varies depending on the stove.
  • Cut, if necessary, the seaweed into thin stripes. About 0.5 inch wide.
  • Lightly oil the baking sheet.
  • Arrange the Seaweed on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly add the olive oil over the Seaweed.
  • Top the Seaweed with Sesame Seeds and Salt Flakes.
  • Bake the Seaweed in the oven until it is crispy and dry. Average time 3 – 4 minutes.

How to Make the “Fresh Dulse Salad”

The fresh Dulse Salad

Learn to make a fresh Dulse Salat with Avocado.
Prep Time11 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Dulse Salat
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 220kcal
Cost: $10


  • 4 ounces Dulse Culinary Whole-Leaf Organic
  • 1 Pieces Avocado Ripe but still firm
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon squeeze
  • Black Pepper Flakes optional


  • Place the dry Seaweed in 200 ml of water and allow to absorb. Takes about >10 minutes. You can rinse the salt off and drain it from excess water.
  • Halve the avocado. Place in a bowl with a spoon. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put the avocado pieces on the salad.
  • Top the Salad with Pepper Flakes, fresh Lemon Squeeze and Maple Sirup.

How to Make the Classic “Seaweed Salad”

The Classic “Seaweed Salad”

Learn to make the classic seaweed salad from your favorite sushi house.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: Asian, Salad, Seaweed Salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $5


  • 3/4 ounce Dried Seaweed (Wakame, Dulse, Whatever you have)
  • 3 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar (seasoned?)
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Carrot
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Sesame Seeds for Topping


  • You'll first need to soak the seaweed in warm water for about five minutes. You can rinse the salt off and drain it from excess water.
    Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add the seaweed, scallions, carrots, and cilantro, tossing to combine well. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.
    Top with Sesame Seeds and ENJOY!!

Benefits of Eating Dulse | Cenalga Farms

The important health benefits of dulse include its ability to build bone health, optimize the digestive system, increase growth and repair, lower blood pressure, improve vision, and protect the immune system. Dulse also helps to improve the thyroid gland and strengthen the nervous system.

What is Dulse?

Dulse, scientifically known as Palmaria palmata, is an alga, which consists of a short stem (stipe) and broad red-tinted fronds (leaves) that are somewhat thick and leathery in texture. All variations of this red alga contain a rich mixture of minerals, although some grow faster than others, and have various flavors depending on geographic location. This nutrient-rich form of alga has been an important food source for more than a thousand years in various parts of the world. It primarily grows on the northern coasts of the world’s major oceans and is readily available in many areas. Most times, the alga can be picked by hand from the shoreline and then dried, fried, chopped, or ground for various culinary and medicinal uses.

Dulse is used to flavor soups and salads, used as an herb for flavor (particularly certain varieties that taste vaguely of bacon when fried), and as a side to meat dishes. Palmaria palmata is the most widely used variety, but there are others that can be found in more exotic locales or in export shops. Dulse is very similar to seaweed in many ways but tends to have more fiber and protein content. It is also said by many to be more flavorful and is a popular snack food.

Health Benefits of Dulse

The wealth of nutrients makes this an incredibly good food to add to your diet, so let’s take a closer look at the many health benefits of dulse.

Builds Strong Bones

There are a wealth of minerals found in dulse, including calcium, magnesium, and iron, all of which contribute to bone mineral density. These minerals can also help protect joints and tissues, helping to keep you stronger into your old age. If you’re concerned about developing osteoporosis, then ensuring that you have enough calcium in your diet is crucial for long-term health.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Potassium is another of the essential minerals found in high supply within dulse. Potassium is well-known as a vasodilator, meaning that it can help reduce the strain and damage to blood vessels and arteries caused by high blood pressure. Helping to lower blood pressure also protects against atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks. Potassium can also help increase blood flow to the brain and capillaries, making dulse a bit of a “brain” food as well!

Eye Care

The high levels of vitamin A found in dulse make it an ideal solution for vision problems. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant and prevents free radicals from damaging the tissues of the eye and causing macular degeneration. It can also slow down the development of cataracts; acting as an all-around vision booster.

Boosts the Immune System

Dulse is rich in vitamin C, thus helping the body increase its white blood cell count and contributing to growth and repair through its important role in collagen production. Keeping the immune system in working order is crucial for overall health, and vitamin C is one of the easiest and most readily accessible ways to do that.

Prevents Thyroid Disorders

Although many people forget that iodine is a key part of dietary health, when your thyroid gland begins to act up, a lack of iodine is the usual explanation. Dulse’s high iodine content can keep your thyroid gland behaving normally, helping to regulate many different hormonal interactions within the body. Thyroid disorders can be disastrous to the quality of life, so proper iodine intake is more important than you think!

Improves Digestion

Similar to seaweed, dulse is very high in dietary fiber, meaning that adding it to one’s diet helps to regulate digestive processes, particularly for people suffering from constipation or diarrhea. The dietary fiber bulks up the stool and stimulates peristaltic motion, while also reducing inflammation and symptoms like bloating and cramping.

Strengthens Nervous System

What many people don’t know is that polyunsaturated fatty acids are not only important for heart health, but also for the efficient functioning of your brain and nervous system. Studies have linked high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (found in good concentrations in dulse) with improved brain activity and nervous system function.

Improves Blood Circulation

There is a huge amount of iron found in dulse, as in seaweed, and given iron’s role in the production of hemoglobin, adding this type of seaweed to your diet will aid in circulation.  Having an appropriate level of iron in the blood staves off anemia, with its unpleasant symptoms of stomach issues, headaches, cognitive disorders, and overall weakness.

 Having an appropriate level of iron in the blood staves off anemia, with its unpleasant symptoms of stomach issues, headaches, cognitive disorders, and overall weakness.

Antioxidant Properties

Many of the vitamins and minerals found in dulse, both alone and in conjunction, provide a huge amount of antioxidant support against free radicals. This means reduced risk of chronic diseases for those enjoying this miraculously nutritious and delicious plant!

Word of Caution

The only component of dulse with potential dangers attached to it is iodine, as ingesting too much of it can be toxic and disrupt your thyroid gland as much as having too little. Therefore, as with all things, consume dulse in moderation, and discuss any major dietary changes with a trained medical professional or dietitian.