Edamame salad is an Asian and Japanese inspired salad served with sesame dressing. It’s crunchy, healthy, and nutty!
Last week, my friends harvested their first edamame at their Malika plantation. Initially, they just planted edamame on the land for fun. However, their plant could produce good quality edamame. For three months, they could produce 1 ton of edamame. They were so lucky because other organic farmers help them. Moreover, they have good relationships with other organic farmers who grow edamame.
Two days ago, my friends gave me the edamame beans from their harvest. They gave me three kg of edamame. They wanted to give me more edamame, but I refused. I’m confused about how to process it into a dish. All I know just boiling and steaming the beans. I haven’t found a new recipe for this edamame.
After I found the nutrition facts of edamame, I am so happy. Surprisingly, it contains a lot of protein. Thanks to my friends who gave me these protein beans for me. Before I turn the edamame into a delicious dish, I want you to know how worth edamame as an ingredient for your food.
Why should we use edamame for salad?
Edamame is different from peas because edamame bean is like soybeans in green color. In Indonesia, people call it as Japan soybeans, even though edamame actually comes from China. Edamame may look like regular beans, but the protein content in it is much more.
Edamame contains a lot of protein. For one small bowl of edamame, there are 16.86 grams of protein. Therefore, edamame can be a substitute protein intake besides eggs and meat.
Also, edamame is a vegetable that has 9 types of essential amino acids. One serving of edamame contains 10% of the daily intake of iron and vitamin C, 8% of the daily intake of vitamin A, and 8.1 grams of fiber. Moreover, you get 189 calories for one bowl of edamame. No need to worry again!
People usually eat edamame by boiling or steaming it. But today, I mix edamame in a salad. You still have to boil and add edamame to a bowl of other vegetables. Edamame salad is another level of a healthy salad!
Edamame salad got me hooked. I didn’t expect it is so delicious. The crunchy and sweet edamame mix with the freshness of the vegetables. Also, the sesame dressing I use in this recipe amplifies the nutty edamame. It’s so tasty.
For you who love salad for lunch, you can consider trying to make this dish.
How to Boil Edamame Beans:
How do you boil your beans? Do you do like what I did? Yup, this trick will make easy-to-peel, savory, crunchy, and sweet beans.
Firstly, boil water in a pot and add salt. After the water boiling, add edamame. Then, boil it for 3-4 minutes.
After 3-4 minutes, turn off the heat. Then, pour edamame from the pot into a sieve. Let it drains the boiled edamame.
Thirdly, put in an ice bath or some cold water to stop the cooking process of the beans. If you don’t prepare an ice bath, you can substitute the process by putting the edamame in cold water on a sink. Set aside.
Yep, putting the edamame on an ice bath not only for stopping the cooking process but also make the edamame very crunchy. Crunchy edamame is a key for textured salad.
After the edamame is cooled, store it in the fridge until you need to use it. Furthermore, I won’t forbid you to eat the beans right away. Just remember, you need to peel the shell before.
How to Make Edamame Salad:
Mixing all ingredients in a bowl is the art of salad. I know you do it so well. So, I think I don’t need to tell you how to mix it. Isn’t it? Haha
Alright, I’ll tell you in a quick way.
Firstly, prepare a bowl in a circular position. Next, place lettuce, summer crisp, tomato, cucumber, boiled and peeled edamame beans. Btw, feel free to arrange the ingredients as aesthetic as you like. Haha
Lastly, add the mayonnaise and sesame dressing on top of the salad wonderfully. Salads are ready to serve. Enjoy the healthy salad!
This edamame salad is so tasty and healthy salad. Keep healthy!
Give me your feedback to my recipe. I can’t wait to hear your health condition. See ya.
You might like these recipes:
- 3 cup Raw Edamame
- 1 cup Lettuce chopped
- 1 cup Summer Crisp chopped
- 1 cup Tomato divided in ¼
- 1 cup Kyuri Cucumber (I use small kyuri cucumber)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Ice Cubes for ice bath
- 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 4 tbsp Sesame Dressing
Boil water in a pot, add salt.
After the water boiling, add edamame then boil it for 3-4 minutes.
After 3-4 minutes, turn off the heat then remove from the pot and drains the boiled edamame.
Put in an ice bath/cold water to stop the cooking process. If you don't prepare an ice bath, you can substitute the process by putting the edamame on cool running water on a sink. Set aside.
After the edamame is cooled, store in the fridge until further use or remove the beans from the skin to serve as salad.
In a bowl in a circular position, place lettuce, summer crisp, tomato, cucumber, boiled edamame beans. Half portion for one bowl.
Lastly, pour the mayonnaise and sesame dressing.
Salad are ready to serve. Enjoy!
Putting the edamame on ice bath not only for stopping the cooking process, but also make the edamame very crunchy.