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23 BEST Kelp Noodle Recipes (+ Dinner Ideas)

These kelp noodle recipes turn your noodle dishes into nutrient-dense meals. 

Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, kelp noodles are a revolutionizing superfood. They let you munch on all your favorite noodles with no guilt.

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Easy and Healthy Kelp Noodle Recipes

As the name suggests, kelp noodles are derived from seaweed. 

They’re packed with vitamins and essential minerals. And kelp noodles are also low-cal and low-carb.

Try them with pesto, add them to a stir-fry, or toss them in a salad. Who knew seaweed could be so delicious?!

Get ready to discover a new world of gluten-free alternatives with these kelp noodle recipes.

1. Peanut Kelp Noodle Salad

Kelp noodles are perfect for crunchy Asian salads. Case in point, this colorful creation. 

It’s packed with as much texture as flavor. 

Massage the noodles with baking soda and lemon to soften them. Give them a rinse, and mix everything together. 

Carrots, bell peppers, and red cabbage make the colors pop. But it’s the creamy peanut butter sauce that has your taste buds sold.

2. Keto Sesame Asian Kelp Noodles

This noodle stir-fry is simple, healthy, low-carb, keto, and paleo. It’s also quick and affordable.

So basically, it checks all the boxes for a wholesome weeknight meal.

You stir-fry chicken with mushrooms, broccoli, and carrots. Next, add the four-ingredient sauce and mix in the kelp noodles.

That’s all there is to it!

3. Pesto Kelp Noodles

Asian meets Italian in this delectable fusion dish. 

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Homemade vegan pesto smothers kelp noodles for a quick meal. It’s also the perfect blank canvas for add-ins. 

Ramp it up with tasty things like cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, or leftover chicken. Or, keep it simple and leave it as is. 

This dish is great for a light lunch. With added frills, it is also excellent for a satiating dinner.

4. Vegan Stir-Fry Kelp Noodles

Now, here is a vegan dish to add to your repertoire. It’s full of as much texture and flavor as it is nutrients. 

Start by prepping the kelp noodles and the tofu. You can bake the tofu or pan-fry it for a crisper exterior. 

Now, stir-fry the veggies and coat them in the sauce. 

It’s a super easy Asian recipe anyone can make. Plus, it tastes great.

5. Keto Chicken Lo Mein with Kelp Noodles

Looking for a keto-friendly chicken dinner to make tonight? Chicken lo mein is a fabulous (and scrumptious) choice.

Substitutions like kelp noodles and monk fruit reduce the carbs and sugar. While everything together is big on flavor. 

You get juicy chicken, fresh veggies, chewy noodles, and an umami sauce. All for the price of 5.33 net carbs per serving. #winnerwinnerchickendinner

6. Sesame Shiitake Kelp Noodles

Sesame shiitake kelp noodles are a big bowl of umami goodness.

The noodles, fresh veggies, and sesame seeds come with a mouthwatering peanut sauce.

Unlike other recipes, you mix the noodles with the sauce and veggies, then chill. Except for the mushrooms, those get a quick saute. 

It’s a quick plant-based meal you can throw together in 15 minutes.

7. Kelp Noodle Pad Thai

I’m all for authentic pad Thai. But there’s something about this Kelp version that I cannot get enough of. 

The crunchy and chewy noodles meld with the umami almond butter dressing. While peanuts, cilantro, and green onions pull it together.

Oh, and there is zero cooking required. 

So it’s ideal for when it’s too hot for the oven. It’s also a fantastic choice for trying out raw vegan food.

8. Summer Kelp Noodle Salad

Here’s another raw plant-based dish for those dog days of summer.

It’s a refreshing medley of chewy kelp noodles, crisp veggies, cashews, and mint.

Coat everything in the spicy tahini dressing and let it sit. It needs some time for all the flavors to meld.

9. Kelp Noodle Salad with Almond Tahini Dressing

The dressing alone is enough to make you crave this salad. 

Creamy, nutty, fresh, and zippy… it’s delectable. Especially when you smother kelp noodles, cucumbers, and bell peppers with it. 

For lettuce, stick with Romaine. The salad needs something crisp to hold up to the dressing.

10. Creamy Sunflower and Tahini Kelp Noodles

Can’t decide between stir-fry or pasta? Have them both in one!

This creamy concoction features the best of both worlds. 

The kelp noodles get smothered in a creamy sauce. Then the stir-fried broccoli, edamame, and mushrooms get added in.

It’s nut-free, vegan-friendly, and super healthy.

11. Soy Ginger Kelp Noodles

Is the kitchen looking sparse? Bust out those frozen peas, and make noodles. 

These kelp noodles need minimal add-ins. 

They’re tossed in an umami-laden sauce with peas, green onions, and sesame seeds.

If you have tofu, I like to add that too. It adds a little more substance and protein. You could also add chicken or shrimp if you are not vegan.

12. Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce Over Kelp Noodles

You can keep the creamy pasta and ditch the guilt… thanks to this sauce. 

It turns plant-based ingredients into a vegan-friendly Alfredo sauce. And the entire dish is raw!

Just give the noodles a quick rinse, and make the sauce in the blender. 

Seriously, you’d never guess how easy it is to make. You just need to try it out for yourself.

13. Pad Woon Sen

Pad Woon Sen is a Thai dish made with glass noodles. So it’s a natural option to substitute kelp noodles instead. 

Like glass noodles, kelp noodles are also chewy. 

You can keep them extra crunchy by giving them a quick rinse. Or let them soak to soften.

Either way, you’ve got to try it in Pad Woon Sen. 

The tender chicken, fluffy egg, veggies, Thai chili, and umami-drenched noodles are a must. 

14. Quick Kelp Noodle Soup

Whether you’re under the weather or merely ravished, quick noodle soups are a lifesaver. 

Especially when they’re this nourishing!

Kelp noodles swim in a beef-based broth with juicy beef, scallions, and bok choy.

Make it extra spicy with serrano and Sriracha. Or leave it out for a milder version.

15. Low-Carb Kelp Noodle Ramen

Ramen is good just about any way you make it. Even when you swap out the standard noodles for kelp noodles. 

It’s an excellent substitute for making it low-carb. And, it’s extra nourishment. 

Speaking of nourishing, this is one clean-eating meal.

Between all the veggies and the broth, it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. And kelp noodles are packed with iodine, folate, vitamin C, and more. 

So, even without the extra veggies, this dish is healthy!

16. Vegan Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup

I’m always on the lookout for new Thai curry recipes to try. Lately, I’ve been loving this one. 

The kelp noodles are softened. Then they’re added to the most tongue-tantalizing creamy red curry soup.

Finish it with a squeeze of lemon and cilantro. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a world of difference.

17. Wedding Soup

Kelp noodles are undoubtedly good in Asian soups. But have you had them yet in this Italian soup?

It takes a classic and gives it a fresh spin. 

Bobbing in a simple broth are turkey meatballs and a handful of crunchy kelp noodles. 

It’s lean, nourishing, tasty, and low-carb. 

18. Low-Carb Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This is not your average noodle soup. This is a tastebud-tingling sensation!

The creamy coconut-based broth has a wide range of flavors. There’s lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, turmeric, and garlic. 

Add a squeeze of lime and chili peppers, then it is complete.

Well, almost. You need to add the chicken, kelp noodles, and veggies. YUM.

19. Deliciously Easy and Healthy Pho

Creating a restaurant-quality pho is no easy task. And yet, this one will have you eating in rather than getting takeout.

It’s all about building the savory beef broth. Once that’s ready, add in all the fillings. 

Thin beef strips, bean sprouts, green onions, and kelp noodles make it soul-warming. 

For a spicy version, add fresh chilis. 

20. Shrimp Kelp Noodle Chow Mein

This just might be the best way to do low-carb chow mein.

Spiralized veggies, kelp noodles, and spaghetti squash act as the noodles. At the same time, they add a ton of flavor and nutrients. 

Toss them with the chow mein sauce, green onions, and shrimp. 

Succulent, garlicky, umami, and fresh, this chow mein is absolutely delish.

21. Asian Shrimp & Noodles with Tahini Sauce

These shrimp noodles are everything you want in an easy seafood recipe.

They’re fresh, healthy, tasty, and ready in 30 minutes.

Cook the shrimp, make the sauce, and combine the noodles with the veggies.

Using tahini instead of peanut butter makes it nut-free. Plus, you get a bunch of plump juicy shrimp.

22. Spicy Pork with Kelp Noodles

Pork tenderloin, crisp cucumber, and crunchy kelp noodles come together in this flavorsome dish.

It’s a testament to how you can make a killer dinner with ten ingredients. And in 20 minutes, no less!

Add more or less red chili pepper flakes to dial in the heat. If you want to ramp it up, drizzle Sriracha on top.

23. Kelp Pasta with Fish and Summer Vegetables

Now, this is how you do seafood! 

From the kelp to the fish, it celebrates the bounty of the ocean. 

Any white fish will work for this dish, though I’m rather fond of flaky cobia. Cod, halibut, or Mahi Mahi are some ideas.

Rather than making the pasta, use kelp noodles. It cuts down on the work and has the same effect.

With the tomato, lemon, and parsley- this is as fresh as seafood gets.

23 BEST Kelp Noodle Recipes (+ Dinner Ideas)


  • Peanut Kelp Noodle Salad

  • Pesto Kelp Noodles

  • Vegan Stir-Fry Kelp Noodles

  • Keto Chicken Lo Mein with Kelp Noodles

  • Sesame Shiitake Kelp Noodles

  • Kelp Noodle Pad Thai

  • Summer Kelp Noodle Salad

  • Kelp Noodle Salad with Almond Tahini Dressing

  • Creamy Sunflower and Tahini Kelp Noodles

  • Soy Ginger Kelp Noodles

  • Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce Over Kelp Noodles

  • Pad Woon Sen

  • Quick Kelp Noodle Soup

  • Low-Carb Kelp Noodle Ramen

  • Vegan Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup

  • Wedding Soup

  • Low-Carb Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Deliciously Easy and Healthy Pho

  • Shrimp Kelp Noodle Chow Mein

  • Asian Shrimp & Noodles with Tahini Sauce

  • Kelp Pasta with Fish and Summer Vegetables


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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