Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Well, summer is here so I thought I would prepare one of my favorite summer dishes - edamame salad.
When you picture edamame, you probably see a bowl of boiled beans still in their shells sprinkled with some salt - the quintissential Japanese beer snack. But edamame are too good to just eat as an occasional snack. They're full of goodness - protein, iron, fibre and lots more, so I tend eat them on a regular basis in various dishes.
When it comes to salads, I like mine to be quite punchy with lots of crunch and flavour and this one is no exception. Along with a portion of edamame, you get some onion (soaked in water to draw out the tartness), pepper and green beans.
For a flavoursome dressing, I just mix up some soy sauce, sesame paste, a little vinegar and veg oil - this makes for quite a rich concoction so you can tone it down a little if it's too much for you. This salad can be served as a side but it's nutricious enough that you could just boost the amount and eat it as a lunch or supper. You can have it ready in 20 minutes, so it's time friendly to boot.
Happy cooking! Kurumi XXXX.
I really do like my edamame in a salad! If you do too, why not try out my Edamame and Rocket salad?