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Edamame Bean Salad

Edamame Bean Salad

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A quick and simple plant-based, vegan salad that is great at room temperature or cold. I make this protein-packed dish for my kids' school lunch 2 to 3 times a month. I sometimes use small white beans when out of garbanzos, and add avocado and/or cooked quinoa, tomato, or cucumber to change it up or stretch it. It is great for picnics, potlucks, and kids' school lunches, and can be side or main dish, served on a bed of spinach, or in a wrap.

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  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add frozen corn; cook and stir until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in diced onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir edamame, black beans, garbanzo beans, roasted red pepper, sea salt and cumin into corn mixture; cook and stir until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cilantro and lime juice; toss to combine.
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UPDATE: I've been making this frequently - just nice to have for a quick snack and take to work for lunch - so I thought I'd give a try to freezing it in one cup containers - works great - you would never know it wasn't freshly made!! Also - I now cook the edamame and add it to the rest towards the end of cooking time - I found the texture is more satisfying. I also use red onions and add them at the end for that bit of crunch. Another update: I wanted to use up what I still had in the refrigerator so I made quesadillas with it. All I did was add some salsa to the salad and put it with some cheese on a flour tortilla that I painted olive oil onto the outside -folded and baked at 350 for about 10 mins. - turned on the broiler and browned the tops - we LOVED them! LOVED this!! I skipped the garbanzo beans and added quinoa and avocado. This was our first time having edamame and it was a nice experience. Meanwhile I can't wait to try this salad in a wrap with spinach and chicken!! We used gluten free chips and enjoyed it a lot! Also it lasts for quite a few days in the refrigerator - warm or cold - it was a healthy way to start 2014!! Happy New Year and Thanks for the recipe!


This salad is DELICIOUS!!! We ate some right after I made it and straight out of the fridge. We at it with tortilla chips as a dip and my kids LOVED it! I have never made a recipe on here that has not been rated but so glad I did. This is already in the recipe files.


You had me at Edamame! ;) This salad is perfect! Added a little extra lime juice, cilantro, and cumin (personal preference) I also threw in 1 1/2 cups cooked red quinoa. So good. Thanks!