Edamame salad

Edamame and Mango Salad

This healthy edamame salad is crunchy, sweet, perfectly balanced, and dressed with a creamy Japanese sesame seed dressing. The creaminess of the dressing combined with the sweetness of the mango makes it a perfect salad.

This edamame and mango salad is fresh, crunchy, simple, satisfying, and colorful. The sweet fresh mango, the red pepper, the slight spiciness from the red onion make this salad a perfect combination. We enjoy this salad a lot during the summer months when mangoes are plentiful.

I generally buy my edamame from the freezer section of the grocery store. You can find edamame in the shell or pre-shelled. For this recipe we will use the pre-shelled ones. However, if you do not find the pre-shelled edamame, you can always spend some time shelling them. The salad will take a little longer to make, but it’s not impossible.

The ingredients for edamame and mango salad

5 simple, but fresh ingredients, one delicious creamy crunchy salad.

Ingredients for salad
Ingredients for salad

What you will need to make this delicious colourful salad:

  • 1 large semi-ripe mango
  • 2 cups edamame beans (shelled)
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large green onion (scallion)
  • My Japanese sesame seed dressing

First off, let’s start with the edamame. The only thing that needs to be cooked in the salad are the edamame. Boil a pot of water and drop the edamame beans into the water. Let them cook for 1 min. Drain them and right away toss them into ice cold water or place them under cold running water for a couple of minutes. The idea is to stop the cooking process right away. We just want to cook them ever so slightly so that they loose their raw edge.

While the edamame is cooling peel and chop the mango. Chop it into 1 cm pieces and place it into a bowl. I like to use a mango that is not soft to the touch. It has to be firm, so that when we add it to the rest of the crisp and crunchy ingredients, it doesn’t mellow out the crunchiness.

Vegetables in a bowl
Vegetables in a bowl

Chop the red onion and scallion finely. Add them to the bowl as well. Seed and chop the red bell pepper into 1 cm cubes and add those to the bowl as well. Toss everything together so that all the vegetables and mango are mixed well. You will see all the delightful colors come together. I love this salad for this reason. It has so many beautiful colors.

Dressing in jar
Dressing in jar

I dress my salad with my creamy Japanese sesame seed dressing (recipe can be found here). Add the desired quantity into the bowl and mix everything using a large spoon. I usually start with about 4 tablespoons of dressing and mix it into the salad. I then taste it and add more if I feel there isn’t enough.

Salad in a bowl
Salad in a bowl

Taste a small amount of the salad to ensure that there is sufficient dressing on it. Each person has their own preference of the amount of dressing, so I will leave that for you to decide on your own.

If you prefer not to use the Japanese salad dressing, you can add a dressing of your own choice. I have served this salad with just some good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It’s just as delicious with that.

Edamame salad
Edamame salad

Serve the salad right away with any side of your choice. This salad doesn’t store too well, because the mango will go soggy if left in the dressing for too long. If you plan on serving the salad at a later time then when you make it, you can prep the edamame and the rest of the ingredients, but don’t chop the mango. Chop the mango and dress the salad just when ready to serve.

Try is as an accompaniment to my udon noodles or with my oven roasted chicken.

Edamame and Mango Salad

Course: SaladCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Tossing time

5

minutes
Calories

137

kcal
Total time

15

minutes

This healthy edamame salad is crunchy, sweet, perfectly balanced, and dressed with a creamy Japanese sesame seed dressing. The creaminess of the dressing combined with the sweetness of the mango makes it a perfect salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 large semi-ripe mango

  • 2 cups edamame beans (shelled)

  • 1 sweet red bell pepper

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1 large green onion (scallion)

  • My Japanese sesame seed dressing

Directions

  • Peel and dice the mango into 1 cm cubes.
  • Boil the edamame for 1 min and then drain and toss them into ice water or under cold running water for a couple of mins to stop the cooking process.
  • Seed and chop the red bell pepper into 1 cm cubes.
  • Finely slice the red onion and scallion.
  • Toss everything into a bowl and mix well. Add the desired amount of my Japanese sesame seed dressing to the bowl and toss to mix.
  • Enjoy as a side to my udon noodles or with my oven roasted chicken.

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