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Asian Edamame Salad

Asian Edamame Salad

This Asian salad is a combination of edamame, broccoli and other fresh veggies with a delicious dressing full of Asian tones. With just a few ingredients we are making a super light dish that will keep you full and nourished for a while.

I took the whole eat your greens things to the next level with this recipe. I wanted to make a super fresh salad but I needed something substantial that would keep me full for a few hours. So, I mixed some of my favourite green vegetables and I came up with this beauty! 

You don't have to spend long hours in the kitchen to make this Asian salad. With just a handful of ingredients and some old tricks, you will be able to make this dish in less than 30 minutes. This might be one of the quickest healthy meals you can come across. 

I made an edamame and broccoli salad, mixed with scallions, roasted sesame seeds, and a delicious Asian inspired dressing. All the ingredients are easy to get and for the most part, you can have them stashed in your kitchen so you can whip this recipe together whenever you need a batch of crunchy veggies in your belly. 

Asian Edamame Salad ingredients

To make this salad much faster to cook and a really practical way to add veggies to your diet is to always have some sort of frozen vegetables. I usually buy a few different ones so I have options and I don't fall off the health-wagon that easily. 

Both, edamame and broccoli are really easy to find frozen and you can use them for a bunch of recipes. You can always get fresh veggies and boil them or steam them. This will just add another step to the recipe and a bit more time. The veggies will need to cool down before we mix them with the rest of ingredients. 

If you decide to take this route I recommend defrosting the edamame whilst still in the pod. Once they've unthawed squeeze the pods to get the beans out. This is super fun to do with kids, but expect a few beans flying in crazy directions!

broccoli florets ready to steam

I love adding edamame to my recipes, especially into salads. Edamame is packed with protein and is a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and it has a very low fat and sugar content. You get a bunch of health benefits out of these little green marbles. 

This edamame and broccoli salad is super crunchy, quite filling and the veggies on their own already have a ton of flavour. But what is a salad without a dressing? That's the key to a perfect salad! 

For the dressing I jut mixed light soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, tahini and a little bit of sriracha. This has an incredible Asian tone that goes perfectly well with the veggies. You are  going to love how easy it is to make and the incredible dish you will end up with!

Asian Edamame Salad top down

Ingredients
6
Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 3
Allergens: Soy

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 936 g frozen broccoli florets (unthaw)
  • 310 g frozen unshelled edamame
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 medium scallion (thinly sliced) (optional)

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsps rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 3 tbsps tahini

Directions

  1. Steam the broccoli florets until still a bit crunchy for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Use a small bowl and mix the ingredients for the sauce.
  3. Allow the broccoli florets to cool down before you place them on a tray or in a bowl.
  4. Add the edamame and sprinkle with the scallion.
  5. Add the sauce and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds, enjoy!

Notes

        

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