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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Asian Edamame salad

I really loved this salad from Corner bakery. I must have gone there several times just for this. Never heard about the Edamame beans before, but when I came to know about these young soybeans and how loaded they are, I really want to try it myself.  Their description of their salad clearly says this "Edamame, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, carrots, green onions, fresh basil, and cilantro in a ginger citrus dressing."  I guess that says it all, right?. Also it was sweet so there should be honey in it. So here is my try on this.


1. Edamame beans  - 1 cup
2. Carrots - 1/2 cup shredded
3. Cucumber - 1/2  cup cubed
4. Red bell pepper - 1/2 cup cut
(I would definely add cherry tomatoes and green onion, but I didn't have any, so I skipped).

For the dressing:

1. 1/2 inch of ginger - grated  (if you want to just use the juice, then you may need 1 inch)
2. 1 tbsp of Agave nectar or honey (add more if you want it sweet)
3. 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
4. 2 tbsp of orange juice (I used orange juice for the citrus in their description, may be a little lemon juice may also work)
5. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp (less or more depending upon your taste.)
6. Salt

Mix all these well.


Cook the edamame beans as per the instructions. They are available as beans or beans in pods. I bought frozen organic edamame beans in pods.I have to just put it in boiling water with some salt, boil it for 3-4 minutes, drain and wash it in cold water. Then remove the beans from the pods. I shredded the carrots into thick ones. Add shredded carrots, cubed cucumbers, chopped red bell peppers, finely chopped basil, cilantro and mix it all along with the dressing. That's it, healthy tasty salad is ready. I may still be missing some secrect ingredient that the restaurant may have used, but this is very close.

My husband is not a big fan of salads. Its like one of those ads where the mother does everything to prevent the kid from hearing the word "vegetables" because he may not eat it... Like that, I cannot say "salad" to my husband, he wouldn't eat it :-) So I made this sundal style snack for him. With the beans, I just mixed some finely shredded carrots, coconut, one small finely chopped green chilli, few drops of lemon juice, salt and chilli powder.


  1. I had this last week and there was also pickled ginger in it.

  2. Good to know Becky. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Thanks for the dressing recipe! I love this salad, just don't want to spend $7 everyday.

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