Posted: May 31, 2017
Have you tried edamame before? Edamame beans are immature soy beans and are high in protein, fibre and can be very versatile! They can be a quick finger food snack if you steam them in their shells or you can buy them without their shell and they work great in salads, soups or stir fries. You can find them in the frozen vegetable section in the grocery store.
Try this high protein salad that includes this nutrient dense little bean.
Edamame, black bean and mango salad
Serves 6; Nutrition info per serving: 319 calories; 9g fat; 45g carbohydrates; 10g fibre; 17g protein
500g edamame (no shell)
1 cup red onion, diced
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
1 cucumber, diced
1 can (~2 ¼ cups) black beans, rinsed
2 cups mango, cubed
1/2 medium avocado
1 tbsp fresh basil (or cilantro)
3 gloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the dressing in a small bowl or container. Add remainder of ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, then toss with dressing. Store any left-overs in the fridge.