Edamame and Greens Salad

Confession time: I’m a salad fanatic. If I haven’t had my daily greens, or some sort of salad during the day, I feel a little lost. I love the crunch of a good salad, and the textures! Yes, I’ve gotten some looks while enjoying a salad as big as my head. Don’t worry about it! I’ll be over here… looking weird, and enjoying my greens.

Admittedly, that having the exact same thing day in and day out is not really my thing. I love variety, so even though I eat a lot of salads, I always mix them up. Today, I’m adding this to my favourites list: Edamame and Greens Salad. It’s simple, easy, and fresh.

This recipe also hooks you up with a dressing that is absolutely fantastic. Trust me, you’ll want to make extra!


This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and makes two large servings.

Ingredients 

Base:

  • 2 large handful of mixed greens
  • 2 large carrots, spiralized or finely diced
  • 2 cups edamame (organic if possible)
  • 2 TBSP raw unshelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Ginger Tahini Dressing:

  • 2 TBSP EVOO
  • 1 TBSP tahini
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp gf soy sauce (if gluten free is not your preference, regular is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp minced ginger

Directions: Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Prepare your salad by mixing all ingredients together in a large bowl. If your edamame is frozen, give them a warm water bath until they defrost. This should only take about 5 minutes. I mashed my avocado, but feel free to simply dice and add in. Top with the Ginger Tahini dressing and enjoy!

Is it just me or does spiralizing just add a little ‘something’ to this salad? If you don’t have one yet I recommend the one I use, which is by Starfrit – it’s the Starfrit Spiral Slicer (not sponsored) . I have tried many other brands over the years, but this one is the easiest to use. It’s also the easiest to clean!

Enjoy this recipe! If you make it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram – I love to see what your recreations!

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