In this weather, my comfort foods are salads--ones that provide our nutritional needs while being light, tasty and cold. Only recently have I tried edamame. I'm glad I did. It's a delicious and light source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This colorful dish would travel well--to some cool spot!!
A COLORFUL & HEALTHY SUMMER SALAD
1 lb frozen shelled edamame
3 cups corn kernels, blanched
1 chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Prepare edamame according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside to drain thoroughly.
Combine edamame, corn, red bell pepper, green onion, parsley and basil.
In a large bowl, whisk lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss to coat.
Chill for at least an hour before serving.