Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Edamame, I love you

I've had edamame before, but I've never done anything with it, just eaten it raw. Do you all know how good edamame is for you? The soybean is a complete protein containing all of the amino acid building blocks. It also provides an antioxidant boost from plant chemicals called isoflavones. So, this week I wanted to try a summery salad with edamame. And boy am I glad I did! I had two generous helpings of this for lunch. It was so fresh and satisfying and went especially well with the leftover healthy crab cake from dinner last night.

Edamame Corn Salad

1 pkg 16 oz shelled edamame
3 ears fresh corn
1 red bell pepper
4 green onions
1/4 c parsley

1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c cider vinegar
1 T oregano flakes
1 t garlic powder
1 t sea salt
1/4 t ground black pepper

Chop the fresh ingredients; remove corn from cob. Mix together. Add dressing. Stir. I halved the recipe knowing that I'd be the only one eating. I also forgot to put the parsley in.


  1. Sounds yummy and I have some Edamame calling to me from the fridge right now!

  2. Sounds yummy - but I wanna hear more about the "healthy crabcake". :)

  3. Crab cake lovers: click on crab cake for the link to the recipe.

  4. How were the crab cakes? Did Thomas eat them? Did you make the chipolte sauce to go with them?

    Edamame always reminds me of Jonah. Audrey had him eating them when he was a one year old.

    You lunch looks so much better than what I had today.

  5. This is a recipe I will definately by trying. Looks so delicious!

  6. Melissa, you have the most creative ideas. I love Edaname and will be giving this one a try.