Corn & Edamame Salad

We’re so excited! We just stumbled upon the best, healthiest, scrumptious (and fastest!-may we add) lunch!

Lyssie was combining a mix for dinner for her boyfriend (that recipe to come soon) when she couldn’t help but take a few bites of the first mix she created.  Sweet and crunchy and YUMMY! And voila… a star lunch was born! 🙂

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Not only is this easy and delicious, it’s packed with protein and fiber.  We simply let the frozen organic corn and edamame thaw in the fridge and then mixed them– 2-steps!  Done!  You won’t believe how yummy or how easy this is!

Pssst… looking for more healthy and delicious recipes? Please feel free to search this site! And here are a few to try…

Mini Frittata Muffins

Spaghetti Squash with Red Lentil Pumpkin Sauce

Black Bean Quinoa Chili with Avocado

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Soy Ginger Salmon

And for those of you who experience the mid-afternoon energy slump, kiss it adios! This fiber and protein combo provides long lasting energy.  Even if you have two servings it’s light enough to give you a lift!

Corn and Edamame Salad

Serves 5

Ingredients

1 bag (3-3/10 cup) Organic Super Sweet Frozen Corn (We used Trader Joe’s)

1 bag (2- 3/10 cup) frozen shelled edamame (We used Trader Joe’s)

 

Directions

1. Simply let the veggies thaw in the fridge when you get back from the store or allow them to thaw overnight.

2. When veggies are mostly or completely thawed (ok for them still to be very cold and even slightly frozen) mix the corn and edamame together in a medium size bowl. If your meal was very cold, this can be your final step–you can eat this cool, refreshing, sweet and crunchy salad.

3. If your mix was completely thawed you may want to dump the mixture into a strainer to drain the extra liquid from the corn.  We don’t drain the corn before mixing with the edamame as the sweet flavor of the liquid acts as a dressing for the edamame salad.  You may even choose not to drain the liquid at all–and if so, we don’t blame you, it’s gonna happen in our houses too! 🙂

 

Nutrition Per Serving: (Serves 5, approximately one generous cup):  188 Calories, 28 g carbs, 5 g fat, 15 g protein, 7 g fiber, 15 mg sodium, 6 g sugar

The great thing about this lunch is you can have two servings for servings and get 30 grams of protein for well less than 400 calories.  Or you can team this up with some baby carrots for some extra crunch!

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Corn & Edamame Salad
 
Nutrition Per Serving: (Serves 5, approximately one generous cup): 188 Calories, 28 g carbs, 5 g fat, 15 g protein, 7 g fiber, 15 mg sodium, 6 g sugar
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag (3-3/10 cup) Organic Super Sweet Frozen Corn (We used Trader Joe's)
  • 1 bag (2- 3/10 cup) frozen shelled edamame (We used Trader Joe's)
Instructions
  1. Simply let the veggies thaw in the fridge when you get back from the store or allow them to thaw overnight.
  2. When veggies are mostly or completely thawed (ok for them still to be very cold and even slightly frozen) mix the corn and edamame together in a medium size bowl. If your meal was very cold, this can be your final step--you can eat this cool, refreshing, sweet and crunchy salad.
  3. If your mix was completely thawed you may want to dump the mixture into a strainer to drain the extra liquid from the corn.  We don't drain the corn before mixing with the edamame as the sweet flavor of the liquid acts as a dressing for the edamame salad.  You may even choose not to drain the liquid at all--and if so, we don't blame you, it's gonna happen in our houses too! 🙂

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