Edamame are soybeans and come in pods. They make a great snack and are any easy way to
add protein to salads, stir fries, and soups. Simply boil the pods for 5 minutes and toss with a
dash of salt. One cup contains about 120 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 9 grams of protein.
Salad with Shredded Carrots and Edamame:
1 tsp or 1 cube grated ginger
1 tbsp diced shallots
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp whole grain mustard
2 tsp lemon juice
1 package Edamame (shelled)
4 large carrots
In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Set aside. In a large bowl, julienne the carrots, zucchini, and cucumber (use a potato peeler while rotating your vegetables if you don’t have a mandolin or other means of julienne-ing.) Add edamame. Fold and combine the dressing with the sliced vegetables and edamame. Immediately serve over a bed of lettuce, or keep it covered in the fridge and serve over salad greens and rice for an easy dinner fix!