I love summer salads like this tomato and avocado salad with edamame that has a cumin-lime vinaigrette! And did you know that edamame is low in net carbs and high in protein!
This delicious Tomato and Avocado Salad with Edamame is something I love to make over and over in the summer when fresh tomatoes are so good. Edamame and avocado are healthy foods that always feel like a treat!
I first made this recipe years ago when frozen edamame was only available in the wrapper, at least in the stores I shopped at. But now I can get edamame pounded at a Kroger near me, and they make it so much easier to get this on the table. I recently came across this recipe again in the archives and got inspired to make it again, and I think the new photos really show off the awesomeness of this combo!
If you’ve ever enjoyed edamame as an appetizer at a sushi restaurant, I bet you’ll enjoy it in this salad. And if you’re lucky enough to have garden fresh tomatoes, that will only make your salad better!
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What is edamame?
Edamame is the name for unripe soybeans that are shelled from the pod and then eaten, and are a favorite garnish with Asian food. You can probably find peeled edamame, which I highly recommend, and they’re often sold frozen, near frozen vegetables.
Is edamame high in carbs?
Edamame contains some carbohydrates, but is also very high in fiber. One cup of blanched edamame contains about 13.8 carbs, but 8 grams of fiber, and edamame is also high in protein. paying off Edamame nutritional information And you might be surprised.
How to store avocados to keep them fresh for longer:
I used to look longingly at those big bags of avocados at Costco but never bought them because I couldn’t use a lot of avocados before they spoiled. Then I learned that once an avocado has ripened, if you keep it in the fridge, it lasts for days and days without getting any softer. I wish I could remember who told me about this, because a little avocado storage tip has changed my life.
How to make Tomato Salad with Avocado and Edamame:
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- Cut the avocado into cubes and put it in a bowl, then add the fresh lemon juice and stir until the avocado pieces are covered in the lemon.
- Drain the thawed edamame in a colander placed in the sink. Dry it with paper towels if necessary.
- I took a picture of the edamame in a measuring cup to show you that 12 oz. A bag of frozen blanched edamame makes approximately exactly 2 cups of blanched edamame.
- Cut the tomatoes in half so that you have 2 cups of tomatoes.
- Slice green onions, if desired.
- For an easy dressing, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, and ground cumin, Spike seasoningAnd Fiji Sal (The links are affiliate links).
- I love this sauce with a lot of lemon in it, but taste it after mixing the sauce and see if you want to add more olive oil.
- Mix the tomatoes with the edamame and stir with the sauce. (You may not need all of the marinade.)
- Then mix in the avocado.
- Serve immediately.
- This was surprisingly good when it was in the fridge overnight, although I don’t think it would last more than a day.
Make it a low-carb meal:
I would definitely top this Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame as a full-on salad for a light lunch, but it would also make a great side dish for something like Grilled fish with lemon and capersAnd Grilled chicken kebab with vegetablesor Marinated grilled steak.
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2 small avocados
1 ton of fresh lemon juice
2 cups of cherry tomatoes
12 oz. frozen peeled edamame (see notes)
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
Cumin and lemon sauce
4 tons of fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Spike seasoning
1/2 tsp. veggie sal (or salt)
3 ounces of extra virgin olive oil (more or less to taste)
- Cut the avocado in a bowl, then add the fresh lemon juice and stir until the avocado pieces are covered with the lemon. (This prevents the avocado from turning brown
- Thaw frozen edamame overnight in the refrigerator, then drain through a colander placed in the sink. I would dry them with paper towels after they are dry,
- Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half until you have enough to make 2 cups of tomatoes. (Or use fresh diced tomatoes if you have some!
- Chop about 1/2 cup green onions, to taste
- Whisk in the lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, spike seasoning, and veggie sal (or a slightly lesser amount of salt) to make the sauce.
- I liked this sauce with lots of lemon, but taste after mixing the sauce and see if you want to add more olive oil
- Mix the tomatoes with the edamame and stir in the desired amount of sauce
- Then mix gently with the chopped avocado pieces
- Served the salad right away, although this was still surprisingly good when it had been in the fridge overnight.
Twelve ounces of frozen edamame is about 2 cups.
Recipe prepared by Kalyn.
Amount per service:
Calories: 198Total fat: 17 gramsSaturated fat: 2 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 14 gramsCholesterol: 0 mgsodium: 263 mgcarbohydrates: 11 gramsFiber: 6 gramssugar: 2 gramsprotein: 4 grams
Nutrition info is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame is a great low-carb or keto meal option with only 5 net carbs per serving! All of the ingredients here contain some carbs, but they are also loaded with nutritional benefits, Edamame also contains a lot of fiber so it’s low in net carbs. This is also fine for or for any phase of the authentic South Beach diet, although it may be a bit of an overkill for the South Beach fat.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This favorite salad with tomato, avocado, and edamame was first published in 2009, possibly with a photo that makes me shiver now. The recipe was last updated in 2023, with improved photos and more information.
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