Edamame & Carrot Salad – A Flavorful, Healthy Picnic Side Dish

This vegetarian, gluten free recipe is tasty, easy to prepare and packed full of nutrients. Edamame, boiled green soybeans, are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. A half-cup serving provides about 10% of the Daily Value for 2 key antioxidants, vitamins A and C. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer section of most grocery stores and it can be cooked in the microwave for this recipe. Try this dish to replace high calorie, high fat pasta and potato salads at your next event. Your body and your guests will thank you.

Edamame & Carrot Salad

3 cups shelled cooked edamame beans (soybeans)
4 medium carrots (about 12 ounces), peeled and coarsely grated
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation: Combine first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, oil and garlic in small bowl to blend. Add to edamame mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information: Serving size: ½ cup; Calories 110; Fat 4g; Sat Fat 0g; Sodium 55mg; Carbohydrate 12g; Fiber 4g; Protein 7g