Edamame Salad is the perfect summer side dish because it doesn’t contain any mayonnaise! A great side dish for outdoor gatherings or picnics and it tastes great with just about anything you throw on the grill!
Edamame is a soybean which is most often found on the appetizer section of the menu at Asian restaurants. Typically, these flavorful beans are served lightly steamed and seasoned with kosher salt and/or toasted sesame seeds.
This edamame salad recipe incorporates a bit of spice, texture and sweet from red bell peppers, soy, garlic, red pepper flakes and more!
Can I Make Edamame Salad in Advance?
This salad can easily be made in advance; in fact, it tastes better after the flavors have mingled a while in the fridge! You can make the entire edamame salad and refrigerate it or, cook the soybeans, store them in an air-tight container, then add the sauce before you plan to serve!
Is Edamame Salad Vegan or Gluten-Free?
Edamame is vegan and gluten-free, however some of the sauces (particularly soy sauce) contains gluten. To make a gluten-free version of this salad, substitute Tamari sauce for soy sauce.
Light, flavorful and delicious edamame salad with red peppers, onion, and garlic in a sweet hoisin sauce.
- 4 cups edamame (shelled) cooked, drained and cooled
- 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
- 3 tablespoons red onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup sesame sticks course chopped
- kosher salt to taste
- fried rice noodles for garnish optional
Bring 4 cups water to boil; add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to water; add edamame
Reduce heat and cook edamame for 3-5 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water; set aside
In a medium bowl, add hoisin, soy, garlic, vinegar, honey and red pepper flakes; combine well
In a large bowl, add edamame, chopped onions and red bell pepper; pour sauce over edamame and combine well
Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes
Prior to serving, add chopped sesame sticks to edamame and combine; add salt if necessary
- Edamame salad is a great vegetarian picnic dish!