Saturday, December 20, 2008

Edamame Salad

Edamames are also known as Soybeans, these are tender beans harvested before they become hard. They have a beautiful green color and have a soft bite to it when boiled in water. Very nutritious beans with lots of protein and vitamins.

I was first introduced to this beautiful beans in a party couple years ago, where one of our friend made a salad with it, and very much liked the taste and texture of it.

For the first time today, I tried to give it a shot in my kitchen. Very simple to make and yet very fulfilling, can be eaten as such or as a side with rice and curry. I had some left overs,which I used in making fried rice, tasted very delicious.


  • Edamame- about 1/2 cup (I used frozen)
  • Corn - about 1/3 cup ( I used Frozen)
  • Red onion- 2tsp chopped
  • Calamata olives - about 5-6 chopped
  • Roasted red peppers- Few chopped (used jared)
Garnish : Few springs of cilantro leaves and few sprinkles of hot sev for some crunch.

Seasoning : Black pepper, salt, olive oil and lime juice according to taste.

*Grated carrots, tomatoes and toasted nuts can also be added.

  1. Bring water to boil, add salt and edamame and boil for 3-4 minutes until they are just tender and still have a bite to it. Drain and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl mix, olive oil, salt pepper and lime juice to that add chopped veggies and cooked edamame. Combine well and adjust the seasoning
  3. Finally garnish with cilantro leaves and sprinkle some sev on it. Enjoy !


  1. This is such a delightful and healthful salad,lovely color too :-)

  2. Actually we got introduced to edamame only recently on our trip to Costco. We have been hooked ever since. Love the idea of sprinkling sev over it.

  3. Healthy salad, looks really colourful Madhu..