Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This healthy Edamame Salad is tossed with a homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing for a colorful side dish that’s quick, easy, and crazy delicious!

Healthy Edamame Salad

I’ve been building up my arsenal of make-ahead salads and have a few requirements I expect of these bad boys to earn themselves repeat status.

They need to be easy to prep, full of flavor, taste fresh the following day, and be loaded with healthy whole food ingredients. That’s not too much to ask right?

Basically, any salad that earns go-to status around here has to be up for the task of cancelling out the double-chocolate brownies my neighbor Jen keeps leaving on my doorstep.

YOU’RE KILLING ME SMALLS! #butpleasekeepsendingbrownies

Today’s salad rocked the above checklist and then some.

It’s crazy versatile, totally tasty, and so colorful it belongs on a Lisa Frank notebook.

Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Oh yes, edamame salad! Though the first thing edamame reminds us of is Japanese cuisine, there are a million and one ways to prepare edamame. One example is my beloved Cilantro Lime Edamame Dip which was totally the inspiration behind this healthy side salad!

Fresh steamed Edamame is one of my favorite salad mix-ins! It’s bright color and fresh flavor pair perfectly with seasonal veggies and, because it’s tender-yet-firm, it is an excellent candidate for make-ahead salads and lunches. Get your. meal prep on and make this sassy side salad to pair with your favorite sandwich or wrap, or bring it a long to your next party or barbecue. It’s also pretty picnic perfect if I do say so myself!

Without further adieu, let’s get our salad on!

Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

If you’re looking for a fun and flexible salad – this is it! I used gorgeous green edamame for the base (I could eat edamame salads all day long) but chickpeas, black beans, or chopped green beans would make a marvelous swap if that’s what you have on hand.

Use any color peppers you have in your crisper (though bonus points for adding #ALLTHECOLORS) and have fun with it! You could even add chopped avocado cucumber which are both delicious additions!

Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
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Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This healthy Edamame Salad is tossed with a homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing for a colorful side dish that's quick, easy, and crazy delicious!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Edamame Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 215 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shelled edamame
  • 2 cups frozen organic corn
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion plus extra to taste
  • cilantro to garnish

CILANTRO LIME DRESSING

  • 3 TBSP lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or light olive oil)
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves plus extra for topping
  • 2 tsp honey or agave/sugar if vegan
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. Cook edamame per package instructions and, if using edamame pods in place of shelled edamame, simply pop the soy beans out into a bowl. I do the latter and it goes crazy quick, if you can refrain from eating them all while shelling them.
  2. While your edamame boils, cook corn by steaming or sautéing. You can 100% use fresh instead of frozen if desired!

  3. Chop your bell pepper, red onion, and green onion and combine with edamame and corn.

  4. To make the cilantro lime vinaigrette, combine all the above ingredients in a small mason jar and shake well. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Add a little extra cilantro to garnish (as much or as little as you'd like!) and dig in! Salad may be chilled before serving if desired <-- it's extra tasty both ways!

Recipe Notes

I typically keep organic non-shelled edamame pods handy in my freezer at all times. Two 10 ounce packages yields approx. 2 cups of edamame, perfect for this tasty salad!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.  Estimate includes both salad and dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 422mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 43.3%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this healthy Edamame Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Meagen Brosius

    This is such an amazing recipe for the summer. It’s light and fresh and SO tasty! A big hit and I’m sure we will be making it again! Yum!

    • So stoked you’re enjoying it Meagen! xox

  • April

    Beautiful! I love all the bright colors – looks so fresh! We have a potluck coming up – I think I’m going to try this.

    • Thank you April! Hope it’s a hit!

  • I LOVE edamame, and this salad is so fresh and vibrant! I love the concept of any salad that can be made in bulk and saves well for a few days..this is truly perfect for summer! xo

    • Thank you Julia! Bulk is for sure the way to go because it’s one of those dishes you’ll want to eat every day! SWOOON!

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