Honey Lemon Edamame Salad
Edamame mixed with black beans and other vegetables and tossed in a lovely honey lemon dressing. This dish is perfect as a lunch, or bring it as a side dish to your next get together. Spring is here, well almost in Wisconsin, and this is a fresh light salad perfect for cookouts! Serve it up as a salad with 3/4 cup servings and you have
WW My Way Smart Points: 5 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple
Prepping the Edamame and Corn
I love simple and easy. I went and bought two bags of frozen edamame and one bag of frozen corn. In a medium sized pot, I boiled some salted water and added in the edamame. I turned the heat down low and I let that cook for about 4 minutes. I then added in the corn, and let it cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
I then drained the pot, and ran cold water over them to cool them off. I would take extra time with this step if you are making this soon before serving. You want the salad to be cold.
Now for the Rest
That's all the cooking for this meal/salad. I then cut up a package of cherry tomatoes and sliced them in half. I then added the rinsed veggies to the tomatoes. I drained and rinsed off a can of black beans and added that too the bowl.
I then mixed it all together and set it aside to make the dressing.
Dressing Things Up
For the dressing I mixed up some oil oil, lemon juice, honey mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. I used a spoon to mix it all together until it was all incorporated.
I then poured the dressing over the salad and gave it a good stir. I like to add the dressing before I add the green onion and parsley because I know the dressing will get well distributed since I will also be mixing in the greens. So once it was all mixed together. I added in some garlic powder and onion salt. I mixed it well again. I covered up the bowl, sat it in the fridge, and let it chill for 2 hours before serving to get the salad nice and cold.
If you don't have time, just take extra time to run cold water over the edamame and corn when you are done draining it. This will cool it down a bit more for you. Serve it up as a 3 point lunch for 2, or a side dish for any meal for 1 point a serving! Enjoy!