Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores. Visit edamame.com to learn more about the incredibly nutritional soybean.
2 cups of frozen, whole edamame without the pods
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce* or ggluten-free tamari
1 teaspoon white rice vinegar
1 teaspoon mirin
1 tablespoon black or white sesame seeds
1 cup fresh snow peas, minced
2 carrots, peeled, grated
1/4 cup green onions, minced
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and cut into small matchsticks
Place edamame in a large colander. Rinse the edamame under hot running water, until they are no longer frozen (about 30 seconds). In a large bowl prepare the dressing by whisking the sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar and mirin.
Shake off the excess water from the edamame and add to the bowl with the dressing. Stir in the sesame seeds, snow peas, carrot, green onions, and cucumbers. Serve immediately.
*most soy sauce brands are not gluten-free, so be sure to check the label.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cup)
147 calories. 9 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber, 307 mg sodium.