I recently tried edamame (soy beans) for the first time at a Japanese restaurant. It was served as an appetizer in the shells with a seasoning on it. I quite enjoyed it. I remembered bookmarking a recipe for a shelled edamame salad that looked good. The next time that I went to my local Japanese grocery store I picked up a bag of the shelled frozen edamame. The shelled edamame is super easy to cook, you just boil it for a few minutes and it is done. The edamame salad was pretty good. I really liked the texture and flavour of the beans. The dressing was nice and tasty and the almonds added a nice crunch. Of course the mint added a nice refreshing touch to the salad. The next time I make this I think that I will try it with shiso leaves. Once made the salad kept well in the fridge. I was able to enjoy it for a few nights during the week.
- 1 pound shelled edamame
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili sauce
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds (toasted)
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1/4 cup chopped mint
- Cook the edemame by boiling them for 3 minutes.
- Drain and let cool.
- Mix everything else in a bowl.
- Toss the edamame in the dressing to coat.