Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Edamame SaladI love having a nice cool salad during these hot summer months.  It is light and refreshing and keeps me going the rest of the day.  I originally found this Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette recipe on Pinterest and tried it and loved it.  I have tweaked a few of the ingredients which increased the flavors even more than the recipe already has.  Enjoy this salad with a larger portion for a nice lunch or make smaller portions and add it as a side to dinner.

Ingredients

Dressing:

3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
2 TBsp. fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. honey
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp. chopped ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil.

Salad:

2 cups shelled edamame
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions

1. In a blender combine all the dressing ingredients except the canola oil. Blend until the ginger and garlic are finely minced.  Slowly drizzle in the canola oil.  Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl.  Drizzle the dressing and toss to combine.

Makes 4 servings

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