This Edamame Salad is so vibrant and fresh. It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients and topped with a delicious almond butter dressing. It can be enjoyed as a light lunch or a simple side dish. You’ve GOT to try this.
This salad is super easy to make and great for meal prep. Just keep the salad and dressing separate, and combine them whenever you’re ready to eat! You can also add some sesame seeds to the top of the salad if you’d like!
INGREDIENTS LIST-WHAT YOU NEED
The star ingredient in this recipe! Edamame is a whole, immature soybean that’s full of healthy fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin K. Just one cup contains 17 grams of protein. Make sure you grab shelled edamame to save yourself lots of time. You should be able to find some in the frozen vegetable section of your grocery store.
Red Bell Pepper
Red bell peppers are a great source of vitamins A and C. Red bell peppers have a sweeter taste which is perfect in this recipe. Yellow or orange bell peppers would work as well.
Carrots add the perfect crunchy texture and vibrant color to this easy edamame salad recipe. Just a half cup contains 73% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. They’re also loaded with antioxidants.
Cucumbers are high in nutrients! They are fresh and delicious in this salad.
Also referred to as scallions, green onions contain lots of vitamin K. They have a sharp, somewhat spicy flavor that’s perfect in this recipe.
Spring Salad Mix
Spring salad mix usually contains spinach, arugula, baby lettuce, and other edible leaves. I like to chop my spring salad mix so it’s easier to eat.
Salt and Black Pepper
Just a touch adds the perfect flavor. I like using kosher salt, but any will work.
Almond butter is a key ingredient in the dressing that brings this salad to life. It adds healthy fat and has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its high amount of vitamin E. If you’d prefer, you can also use peanut butter.
Lime juice adds a tangy, fresh flavor to the dressing.
Tamari is a vegan and gluten-free soy sauce alternative. Tamari contains less sodium at just 233 mg per tablespoon compared to soy sauce which contains 900 mg per tablespoon.
Just a tad adds the perfect amount of sweetness!
Minced ginger adds the most delicious flavor to the dressing and also brings its anti-inflammatory properties!
Siracha Hot Sauce
Just a little bit of siracha hot sauce adds the perfect kick. If spice isn’t your favorite thing, you can omit it completely.
How to make Edamame Salad:
- Cook the edamame beans according to package instructions and allow to cool. (Pro tip: You can rinse the edamame with cold water to speed up the cooling process.)
- Meanwhile, place all of the dressing ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all of the. salad ingredients. Sprinkle with about a teaspoon salt and pepper (or to taste) and toss to combine the ingredients.
- Drizzle with the dressing and toss again to evenly combine the dressing. For some extra flavor, top it off with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
Is Edamame Salad healthy?
Healthy is a relative term, but yes, this edamame bean salad is full of nutrients and good-for-you ingredients. If you’re practicing healthy eating, this salad is perfect for you!
Can I use a different kind of bell pepper?
Orange or yellow bell peppers would work since they both have a sweeter taste similar to that of a red pepper. I wouldn’t recommend using green bell peppers.
Is this a main course or a side dish?
It can be enjoyed as either a main course or as a healthy side salad.
Can I substitute peanut butter instead of almond butter?
Yes! If you prefer peanut butter over almond butter, go ahead and use it instead.
How should I store this edamame salad?
You can store this asian edamame salad in an airtight container. I would store the dressing in a separate container to prevent the salad from becoming soggy.
How long will this salad last?
This salad will last for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How many servings is this recipe?
One serving size is about 1/4 of this recipe, so it will serve 4 people as a main course. If you’re serving it as a side dish, it will serve more people.
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