Tony’s Edamame Salad

Tony's Edamame Salad

Salad Ingredients:
2 lbs. edamame beans, shelled
1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup red bell pepper, small diced
½ cup red onion, small diced
½ cup green onions, sliced on the bias (diagonally)
¼ cup black and white sesame seeds, optional
¼ to ½ cup cashews, toasted and rough-chopped
Asian Soy Dressing (see recipe below)

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together and toss with dressing until coated. Serve and enjoy.

Asian Soy Dressing Ingredients:
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl; taste and adjust with salt and pepper as desired. Use entire amount for Tony’s Edamame Salad. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.

Tony’s Tips:

  • The edamame must be thawed before removing from shell. To accelerate this process, you can blanche the pods in a pot of gently simmering water for about 3 minutes.
  • For an attractive presentation, cut the red pepper and red onion into small dices, about the size of a pinky nail. Keep them smaller than the edamame beans, which are the star of the recipe.
  • For added elegance, cut the green onions on a bias, or diagonally.
  • Be creative and add different vegetables like carrots, broccoli and yellow or orange bell peppers.

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