Thursday, March 12, 2015
Edamame sounds like a strange bean. Many of us aren't aware that, it's nothing but soya bean, when it is young. They harvest it before it hardens and turns into soya bean. It is mostly cultivated in Asian countries but became quite popular in the western world. It is available in the market either fresh or frozen. Edamame is rich in Carbohydrate, protein, dietary fibre and other essential nutrients.
Edamame - salted and Boiled or steamed
Cherry tomato- washed and cut in half
Celery- washed and cut in pieces
Carrots- washed, peeled and cut into julianne or grated
Green pepper - washed and chopped or sliced
garlic - finely chopped
Note: I added chat masala powder to bring Indian flavor to the salad.
Edamame can be substituted with other beans for a change.
Cook edamame according to directions on package. Rinse with cold water to cool. Combine edamame and other vegetables in a bowl and mix together.
Whisk olive oil, vinegar , garlic, salt and pepper and seasonings together. Pour dressing over combined vegetables and mix thoroughly. Adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate and serve.