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
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.
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!