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Edamame Salad

October 26, 2022

Edamame Salad

This simple and quick edamame salad delivers an exciting punch of flavour and endless healthy vitamins. It’s bound to become one of your new favourite recipes.

What is edamame salad?

A colourful mixture of tasty veggies, coated in a beautifully rich and slightly salty dressing, edamame salad is a fresh and wholesome dish that is perfect for enjoying all year round.

Proving anyone that thinks that salads are boring and flavourless entirely wrong, this vibrant and exotic creation delivers endless wonderful Asian aromas, intriguing contrasting textures and satisfying and filling ingredients. 

Inspired by the culinary heritage of East Asia, our edamame salad features a nutritious fusion of red and white cabbage, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, avocado and, most importantly of all, edamame beans. However, this combination isn’t set in stone, and you can always mix up your salad according to what you fancy on each particular day, or simply to help you use up whatever fresh vegetables you have lying around in the fridge.

Key ingredients 

Traditionally eaten as a rather addictive snack with just a pinch of salt, edamame beans are whole soybeans that are also used in a wide array of Asian stir fries, noodles, soups and other tasty dishes.

Now one of the trendiest and most popular superfoods throughout the world, the demand for them has rocketed in recent years.

This is partly due to their irresistible slightly nutty and mildly sweet taste, and also because they bring countless health benefits. 

Extremely high in protein, they’re an excellent protein source for those on a meat-free diet, and they’re also packed with fiber, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that help strengthen your immune system, and lower your risk of heart disease.

Sesame oil is another key ingredient of this hearty and health-boosting power bowl. Bringing a unique and distinctive flavour, only a small amount of sesame oil needed to create the desired taste. Without it, your edamame salad will definitely feel like it is lacking something, so make sure you have a bottle tucked away in the fridge for whenever you fancy whipping up this fabulous and exciting dish.

As the name suggests, Shefu Soy Sauce is also a soybean-based product. Made by fermenting soybeans or breaking them down with acid, soy sauce is believed to be one of the oldest condiments in the world. Providing a beautiful fusion of salty, sweet and bitter notes, this rich and powerful sauce is often described as ‘unami’, a Japanese term that translates to mean ‘pleasant savoury taste’. 

Our chefs always choose to use Shefu Gourmet soy sauce because of its authentic, Japanese-style flavour and smooth finish. A versatile product that’s darker than light soy sauce yet sweeter and less intense than many other varieties, it’s also ideal for adding to many other recipes.

Top tips from our chef    

Buy shelled edamame 

Save yourself many painful hours of emptying endless soybean pods, and simply choose a brand that sells edamame beans ready shelled. Our amazing edamame from Shefu Gourmet is one such option...

Dish it up as an enticing side 

This wonderful salad goes perfectly with all kinds of aromatic Asian-spiced meats and seafood. Or you can simply have it by itself, or pack it up as a handy lunch on the go.

Make it gluten free

If you are following a gluten-free diet, you can simply swap the soy sauce for Shefu Dark Soy Sauce Gluten Free. This Chinese soy sauce has a rich flavour and its very minimal wheat content makes it entirely suitable for gluten-free palates. 

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