Veggie Yogi

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Edamame Salad

Edamame Salad

Last week I was traveling in the Boston area and for lunch one day was lucky enough to stumble upon a wonderful little bakery and cafe called Concord Teacakes. They served a “Healthy Edamame Salad” that was so good I had to try to recreate it when I got home. It is delicious and good for you!

Research has shown that soybeans can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. It also improves weight and fat loss and lowers triglycerides and cholesterol. How cool is that! (Superfoods, The Healthiest Foods on the Planet)
There has also been some controversy over the health benefits of soy, but like anything–moderation is key.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Salad:
1 cup edamame
1 cup corn
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 cup black beans
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
Handful of cilantro, chopped

Dressing:
1/8 cup  red wine vinegar
1/8 cup lime juice
3/8 cup grapeseed oil
1 tbsp honey

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Begin by placing all salad ingredients together in a bowl.

Mix everything together.

Begin preparation of salad dressing with fresh squeezed lime. If you don’t have one of these great lime juicers they are very handy. They allow you to get all the juice out of the lime with very little effort, and literally turn the lime inside out!

Combine all salad dressing ingredients together in a measuring cup or small container.

Whisk the combined ingredients and mix in with salad.

Serve and enjoy! Serves approx. 4.

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