Summer Greens and Edemame Salad - A Big Hit at BBQ's!

posted on July 22, 2012

I have made multiple variations of this salad for a number of gatherings and it is a hit everytime!  It can be a healthy complete meal on it's own or as a side.  Try it out!

  • 1 cup organic edemame shelled (you can buy frozen shelled organic beans at your local health food store or in your grocery's organic section)
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled organic quinoa
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1/3 english cucumber diced
  • 3 cups organic greens mix chopped
  • optional - add avacado

Dressing (it's the secret to this simple salad!)

  • 1/3 cup oilve oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp of seedy dijion mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 galic cloves chopped

Cook the edemame (boil in water for about 5 mins).  Add it to quinoa and mix in a large bowl.  Add all other salad ingredients to bowl.

Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed.  Mix dressing with salad right before serving. Enjoy!

Optional alternatives for a new flavour:

  • replace edemame with chick peas
  • replace quinoa with barley or wild rice
  • replace cilantro with fresh basil
  • replace lime juice with balsamic vinegar

Treat your taste buds and your body to this salad tonight!