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Vegan Edamame and Walnut Salad Recipe

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Vegan Edamame and Walnut Salad Recipe
A simple edamame and walnut salad recipe with mandarin oranges and a sweet gingered Dijon vinaigrette with just a touch of brown sugar. Serve it as a salad at vegetarian picnics or vegan potlucks, or enjoy it as a heart-healthy soy side dish at any meal. Edamame is so healthy, and is a great soy protein boost for vegetarians and vegans.

This fresh edamame and walnut salad recipe and photo is courtesy of the Soy Foods Council. Scroll down for the nutritional information for this high-protein and low-fat salad recipe. If that wasn't enough, this healthy recipe is also gluten-free. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or sliced thin
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 4 oranges peeled and sectioned OR 2 small cans mandarin oranges
  • 12 ounces cooked edamame
  • ½ cup walnut halves, toasted

Preparation:

Combine the Dijon mustard, wine vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, black pepper, ginger and seasoned salt in a small bowl. Whisk together until emulsified to form a dressing.

In a separate large bowl, combine the orange sections, cooked edamame, and walnuts. Just before serving, toss the salad with about half of the vinaigrette, adding more if necessary. Reserve the rest of the dressing and save it for the next time your make this edamame salad.

Taste the salad for salt and pepper and adjust the seasonings to taste as necessary. Crumble toasted walnuts on top and serve. Enjoy your fresh edamame salad! Makes eight servings as a side salad or 4-6 as an entree.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 221 (37% from fat); Fat 9g (sat 2g, mono 3g, poly 3g); Protein 6g; Carbohydtreates 30g; Fiber 3.3g; Cholesterol 0mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 17mg; Calcium 37mg

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