Hello! Hope that you are all having a good week! Today I am posting a super easy to make asparagus and edamame salad perfect for a simple lunch to bring to work or as a side with dinner. It has an Asian influence with the edamame but honestly this would be an awesome salad for the summer because the dressing is zesty and fresh! It is also nice because it is ready in 15 minutes so if you are in a rush, would definitely recommend if you are on the go! Keep reading for recipe!
Asparagus and Edamame Salad:
Prep Time: 10 minutes/Cook Time:5 minutes/Total Time: 15 minutes
Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Vegan/Plant Based/Salad/Easy/Lunch
*2 Tbsp Olive Oil
*1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
*1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
*Salt to Taste
*Pepper to Taste
*5 Radishes (Cut in Circles)
*1 Bunch of Asparagus (Chopped into Small Pieces)
*Frozen Edamame (Shelled)
*1 Tbsp of Sesame Oil
*1 Tbsp of Coconut Aminos (or Gluten Free or Regular Soy Sauce)
*Fresh Mint (Chopped into Small Pieces)
*Fresh Tarragon (Chopped into Small Pieces)
*Dairy Free Cheese (I used the Daiya Gouda Block, but whatever you have works!) (optional)
*Start by filling a small saucepan with water over high heat, throw a bit of salt into the water and wait for water to boil. In the meantime, chop up the asparagus into small pieces. Once the water is boiled throw the asparagus into the water for around 2 minutes. Take the asparagus out of the water with a slotted spoon and put them into a bowl of ice water for around 30 seconds to stop them from cooking. Take them out of the water and place on a paper towel to soak up any extra water, set aside
*In a medium frying pan, heat up the sesame oil over medium heat. Pour in the frozen edamame and coat them in the sesame oil and coconut aminos. Cook for about 5 minutes until slightly browned, they should still be green in color. Put into a bowl and set aside.
*Chop up the radishes, mint, tarragon and cashews.
*In a dressing shaker, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, sweetener, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Shake and set aside.
*In a salad bowl, add the radishes, asparagus, edamame, tarragon, mint and cashews. Grate on some of the dairy free cheese and pour the dressing. Stir to combine and serve immediately.
I really enjoyed preparing this salad, it is so simple to make and so good! It is a really unique flavor with the combination of the edamame, the herbs and the dressing. The cheese is also a great addition to it, giving it a hint of saltiness as well. I hope that you have enjoyed this recipe as much as I have! What are your go to salads that you would like me to create next?