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

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 6 servings

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

  • 2 limes, squeezed to yield 3 TBSP fresh lime juice 
  • 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

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!

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.

Courses Salad

Cuisine American

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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  • 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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