Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad
This Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad is light, refreshing, and all raw. No need to cook the corn and edamame beans. Thaw slightly (or not) and just add them to the salad as is. I used red quinoa in this recipe, but the white or black quinoa works as well. Delicious! Healthy! Filling! Versatile! Can be had as a side, a main meal, or even an appetizer. I have been known to heat a corn tortilla in my counter top oven until just soft, not crisp, and fill it with this mixture. Now you have a taco. See! I told you it was versatile.
Look at that beautiful color. Color means nutrients. And this Edamame Quinoa Salad has all of that. I added parsley but cilantro is delicious too.
The Edamame beans are deliciously creamy and the corn is deliciously sweet. They both add so much texture and flavor to this dish. You’re getting lots of protein and fiber in the quinoa and you will be quite satiated after eating this lovely meal. I mean if you’re vegan, you’ve probably heard the question more than once, “Where do you get your protein?” Now you can show them this dish. Two for the price of one. Protein in both the quinoa and edamame beans.
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and gently toss. Then add the rest of your ingredients for added flavor. If you wanted to make it even more appealing, you could serve this over your favorite greens. It’s quite delicious and a regular in my repertoire of foods.
Add a little lemon juice, red wine vinegar, sea salt and pepper to flavor it up a notch.
This Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad is a lovely cold dish for a hot day. Or, you could slightly warm it if you want it on a cold day. It makes lots, so there is always plenty for a few meals. Or to give some to a neighbor or friend. And there you have it.
Everything in this dish is Low in fat (Naturally Low Fat is always good).
Quinoa and Edamame Beans are a great source of Protein and Fiber.
Quinoa is not only a protein, it is also a COMPLETE PROTEIN; it includes all 9 amino acids.
It promotes energy, heart health and optimal health in general.
Edamame Beans are rich in many vitamins and minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids.
They promote heart health.
These are just a few of the other nutrients they contain: B vitamins, K, Magnesium, Folate, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum and Potassium.
Remember: Getting old does not HAVE to mean getting sick. Our bodies are wonderful machines and given the right foods can not only prevent diseases, but can actually reverse them.
- 1 frozen package shelled edamame beans
- 1 frozen package corn
- 1 frozen package green peas
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 - 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 red pepper, cut up
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 3/4 cups almonds, cut up
- 1 red onion, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup parsley or cilantro
- A drizzle of red wine vinegar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Lightly toss together. Then add the vinegar, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Give it another toss to incorporate all.