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{Recipe} Edamame, Tomato and Basil Salad


Growing up in Illinois, I thought I knew a thing or two about soybeans. Turns out, that’s exactly how much I knew about soybeans. 1. I knew what they looked like growing in the fields and  2. I knew that they were a key ingredient in many of our school’s hot lunches. After spending two soyintense days with the folks from The Soy Foods Council, I now know why soy has appeared many a time on my plate for many years-in many different forms: tofu, tempeh, textured soy protein, miso, tamari, soy milk, etc.  

My soy ingredient of choice? The edamame.

Just 1/2 cup of edamame is loaded with nutritional benefits including 9 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. And, at only 20 calories, 2.5 grams total fat (1.5 grams polyunsaturated and .5 grams monounsaturated), 13 grams carbohydrates and only 15 grams of sodium, these green gems fit into every eating plan perfectly. 

Upon my arrival home, I was inspired to whip up this quick and easy edamame salad-perfect for a quick lunch, an easy side dish or snack-to-tide-you-over-while-making-dinner. 

[yumprint-recipe id=’7′]Many thanks to Robinsbite intern Kylie for her beautiful photography!

Disclosure: The Soy Foods Council invited me to attend an educational soy immersion event last month in Des Moines, IA, which included all of my travel and lodging expenses. I was not compensated for my time, nor was I asked to write this post. All comments and opinions are my own.

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes
    Posted at 12:42h, 16 August

    Adore edamame! Your salad looks so fresh, and appetizing!

    • Robin
      Posted at 17:22h, 17 August

      Thanks, Angie! It’s SO simple–made it again for a dinner party last night to rave reviews. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Marie
    Posted at 11:22h, 02 July

    This salad looks wonderful and appetizing! I haven’t tried using edamame that much yet, but I’m inspired to now. 🙂

    • Robin
      Posted at 15:22h, 02 July

      I hope you enjoy it, Marie. Thanks for stopping by!

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