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A quinoa veggie bowl with edamame with a serving spoon in it
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5 from 3 votes

Edamame Quinoa Salad

A simple edamame salad recipe for your dinner/lunch. This quinoa veggies bowl is loaded with fresh herbs and bright lemony dressing and finished off in a Mediterranean style.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 11
Calories: 159.1kcal
Author: Amira


For the dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove minced.
  • 4 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice. Juice of one lemon.
  • 2 teaspoon honey.
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard.
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest zest of 1 lemon.
  • 2 teaspoon salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  • 1-2 teaspoon dry mint. Note1

For cooking quinoa:

  • 1 cup (90g) uncooked quinoa, any color.
  • 2 cups water.

For the edamame:

  • 1 (12oz/340g) frozen edamame, shelled.
  • 1/4 cup water.

The vegetable mix:

  • 1 red bell pepper chopped.
  • 1 small 115g red onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 cup (149g) cherry tomato, halved.
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves chopped.
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped.

Optional for garnish: use any or all

  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts.
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled feta. Note2
  • 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives. Note2


Make the dressing:

  • In a jar add dressing ingredients put the lid on and shake well to combine. Set aside until you are done cooking the other ingredients.

Make the quinoa:

  • Put quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under running cold water. Drain well.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat add quinoa and water then bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat, let it simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
  • Set aside and cool completely.

Make the edamame:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, add edamame, water and microwave for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain excess water.

Assemble the salad:

  • In a deep bowl add quinoa, edamame, bell pepper, tomatoes, cilantro and parsley.
  • Pour the dressing over and toss well.
  • Garnish with toasted pine nuts, crumbled feta and/or olives.


Note1: I've enjoyed this salad more with a heaping Tablespoon of dried mint but I know some of you might find it overwhelming so it is to taste.
Note2: Please note that the addition of feta cheese and/or olives will add saltiness to the salad so adjust accordingly.
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Vitamins are in percentage value. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Keywords: Edamame recipe, Edamame salad, quinoa salad, edamame and quinoa salad


Calories: 159.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.6g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Sodium: 70.5mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 15.8IU | Vitamin C: 62.8mg | Calcium: 0.7mg | Iron: 5.8mg