Saturday, January 3, 2009

power salad

© One Healthy Mama 2008
This salad is packed with nutrients and major flavor.  Talk about starting the year off right! One serving of this delivers a healthy dose of iron, protein, fiber, calcium, vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, plus potassium, maganese, folate and tons of antioxidants.  Plus, it can lower cholesterol.  

Oh yeah, and it is deeeeeelicious.   It's based on yet another recipe discovered on allrecipes.com, with some additions and subtractions, and my own dressing, of course. 

Here's whatchya need:
2 cups shelled edamame (soybeans)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 10oz bag frozen sweet corn
1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper

Combine edamame, carrots, tomatoes, corn, beans and onions.
Whisk lime juice, oil, honey and cumin.  Toss with salad.
Sprinkle with about 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
Cover and refrigerate for about an hour to let flavors meld.  
Eat up!

You could fill up on this as is, throw it in a tortilla, or serve it with grilled chicken or shrimp for dinner.  It is filling and fresh, and you really ought to try it.

Happy new year!

6 comments:

5thsister said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this. Sounds yummy!

thamesarino said...

yum! that sounds really yummy! I'm going to have to try it...thanks!

ChristineM said...

Great recipe! I just picked up some edamame so I'll be making this one soon! Thanks for sharing!

ChristineM said...

I finally got to try this today, and it ROCKS! I had to use kidney beans instead of black beans because I was out, and I added some chipotle chili powder and regular chili powder to the dressing for a little southwestern flair....definitely a keeper! Will make with the black beans next time...

Thanks!

Who am I? said...

Yay! I am so glad you liked it! I might have to try it with the chili powder - that sounds really good.

Sally said...

This was sooo good! I added a little more honey and some cumin along with a handful of spinache and a cup of frozen peas. Making this again this week!