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High-Protein Edamame Salad (with Quinoa)

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

4 servings

This salad can be prepped in just 30-minutes and it's loaded with protein to keep you full!

This high-protein edamame salad is made with quinoa and is a really filling meal prep idea or quick, healthy meal to whip up. I love to make this in the summer because it can be enjoyed hot or cold, and lets me make a quick meal without having to stay in my kitchen too long.

Bowl of edamame salad

Why you’ll love this edamame salad:

  • Quick: This recipe will only take 30-minutes to make. An easy, healthy meal
  • High-Protein: Get your protein in so you stay full longer with this plant-based edamame salad
  • Versatile: Swap out any of the veggies for what you have on hand

Ingredient Notes:

Quinoa: The fiber in quinoa helps with so many things like your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It’s also rich in antioxidants and is really versatile.

Edamame: Rich in vitamins and minerals, and high in protein, edamame is an easy way to add nutrients and protein into any recipe. Eat them on their own, throw into a salad, soup, etc.

hands holding edamame salad

How to make edamame salad:

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, cracked black pepper, lime juice and lime zest. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ALL of the other ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing overtop and mix to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Customize this salad: Customize this salad and add or remove any ingredients you wish- add some avocado, use apple cider vinegar, add your choice of cheese or vegan substitute. If you’re not in a quinoa mood, pick a pasta instead!

Storage: Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.

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High-Protein Edamame Salad (with Quinoa)

5 from 3 votes
This salad can be prepped in just 30-minutes and it's loaded with protein to keep you full!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Vegetarian Lunch
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 582 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 2 cups edamame shelled and cooked
  • 1 ½ cup cucumber diced
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 2 jalapenos roasted + diced
  • ½ cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • Juice of 1 ½ limes
  • Zest of 1 lime

Instructions
 

  • Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.
  • In a small bowl, add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, cracked black pepper, lime juice and lime zest. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ALL of the other ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing overtop and mix to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Delicious!!

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    Notes

    Customize this salad and add or remove any ingredients you wish- add some avocado, use apple cider vinegar, add your choice of cheese or vegan substitute.
    If you’re not in a quinoa mood, pick a pasta instead!
    Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 | Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 72.8g | Protein: 23.7g | Fat: 24.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.9g | Sodium: 614.4mg | Fiber: 13.6g | Sugar: 6.5g
    Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
    Katie R.

    The recipe says 1 tbsp. salt. I did that and it was way too salty. Seems like it should be 1 tsp. salt?

    Maria Koutsogiannis

    what kind of salt did you use?

    Heidi Weaver

    5 stars
    This recipe is so delicious! My whole family loves it and it will be a staple in our fridge. This salad is so full of flavor and very hearty!

    Maria Koutsogiannis

    thank you so much for the love, heidi!

    Anita Gregory

    5 stars
    This is delicious the roasted jalapeño is a great addition and I may add more next time!

    Maria Koutsogiannis

    yes!! isnt it such a fun addition?!

    Eva Bisso

    Nutrition info seems off? Serving of 1 g is 582 k and 72.8 g carbs?

    Maria Koutsogiannis

    We’ve switched to a new recipe card. This is a minor error. It should just read 1 serving. The rest is correct.

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