Friday, May 25, 2012

Edamame salad


Edamame salad
Edamame is very popular these days. Soy is the only plant based food that is a complete protein and therefore its considered one of the healthiest foods available. Edamame is fresh soy beans loaded with fiber, minerals and vitamins. They can be eaten on their own,  or can be tossed in a salad for a wonderful lunch dish or as a side dish for supper. 

Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving

Ingredients: Serves 4-6
3 cups frozen Edamame Beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 large red bell pepper diced
1/2 cup diced water chestnuts
2 green onions thinly sliced
handful fresh coriander chopped
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling on top
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp honey (use Maple syrup or Agave nectar as a vegan substitute)
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 inch ginger root minced
  1. Boil edamame beans in boiling water for 4-5 minutes just until bright green. Drain rinse in cold water and place in a serving bowl.
  2. In a non-stick pan add 1/2 tsp oil and sauté corn  until just brown, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add Corn and everything else to edamame.
  4. Mix all ingredients for dressing and pour over salad. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  5. Its a great make ahead dish (a day), just freshen it up with fresh coriander just before serving.   

Recipe adapted from 'The Complete Light Kitchen' by Rose Reisman 

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