Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

The internet has been all abuzz lately with stories about back to school – which of course includes school lunches.

Don’t worry – this post isn’t about school lunches!!

But the subject got me thinking about my own lunches – which are not always the most balanced. Sometimes I get so busy I forget to eat (I know, I know, HOW is that possible??) and sometimes I grab whatever is easiest – when I’m “on my game” that generally means some homemade hummus or a salad – when I’m not, well it’s generally a piece of cheese and a piece of fruit. So, I thought I’d come up with a new salad to add to the “rotation”. The calendar is getting busier and so having things in the fridge that I can just grab and eat is more important than ever!

Like just about everyone else, I am trying to work more and more vegetables into my diet and this salad is chock full of them.

Edamame Salad BC2 Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

After I made it I ate it “as is” – but I also tried it tossed with greens and it was great that way too!

Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Dressing:
  • 3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped ginger
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Salad:
  • 2 cups shelled edamame
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. szechwan pepper Or red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine all the dressing ingredients except the canola oil. Blend until the ginger and garlic are finely minced. Slowly drizzle in the canola oil. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to combine.

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful salad Nancy and I’m with you on making your own dressings. I can not remember the last time I had a bottle of dressing in my fridge but I can guarantee you it was Hidden Valley Ranch. No matter that my daughter would eat all those I made for salads; she had to have that dressing and only that dressing for french fries. Go figure huh?

  2. says

    Looks amazing! I love everything based on veggies or herbs, and this salad is so inspiring! Never had edamame before, but sounds like another type of beans I will love. I must check if I can find it in my area.

    • says

      Hi Zerrin!! This is a very easy salad to make and holds very well!! In my area edamame is always in the freezer section – hope you can find some!!!

  3. Chris Desoto says

    OMG this salad is absolutely delicious. So love the ginger vinaigrette. My husband and son loved it and asked me to pack some in their lunch for the next day. I doubled up on the vegetables used more like 1 cup of each. I wouldn’t change anything on this recipe. Found your site while reviewing Kayln’s Kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      Hi Chris!!

      So happy that you and your family loved the salad! Adding the additional vegetables sounds terrific – the best thing about these kinds of recipes is that you can adapt them !!!

  4. says

    Thank you for the post! I eat salad most days for lunch, which can get boring sometimes. I tried this instead, and I really love the combination of flavors. It was a welcome change from the norm for me. Thanks again!

    • says

      Hi Joy!

      I am SO happy you enjoyed the salad – nothing makes me happier than hearing from people who have enjoyed the recipes on this site … you truly made my day!!

  5. says

    This picture looked so good, then I read the ingredients and HAD to make it! All I can say is WOOOOWWWW!!! I LOVE this dressing, and the fusion of other ingredients gives my tastebuds an orgasm! I made this salad for a large group of ladies gathering for a networking luncheon tomorrow (I tripled the recipe); I can’t wait to see their reaction to this delicious salad – THANK YOU!!!

  6. Rochelle says

    Nancy,

    l made this salad tonight. lt was DELICIOUS for my tummy and my eyes. The dressing was magnificent! This salad doesn’t require a lot of dressing. l added some diced zucchini. Next time l’ll add black beans like Jessa suggested. Thanks for posting this!

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