Edamame and Quinoa Salad

June 29, 2023

When it comes to my midday salad, I don’t settle for anything less than a bowl that checks all the boxes. It has to be filling, delicious, and comforting—something to satisfy me until dinner time! That’s why I’m thrilled to introduce you to this Edamame and Quinoa Salad, a true winner in the world of vegan salads. Not only does it fulfill my cravings, but it also has a generous amount of protein, thanks to the edamame.

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  • 1.5 cups edamame
  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 of a red onion, thinly chopped

If you already have cooked quinoa and edamame on hand, you’re just moments away from enjoying this great salad. It’s a breeze to put together—simply chop a few veggies and mix it all up. I personally love the addition of warm quinoa to my salads. It adds a cozy touch that slightly wilts the veggies, creating a perfect combination of textures. With the protein-packed edamame and a burst of flavors, this salad has it all.

Versatility and Serving Suggestions:

This Edamame and Quinoa Salad is a my go-to when I want an easy to make, vegan protein filled lunch. It can be a complete meal on its own, with a good balance of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. But, you can also serve it as a side dish alongside grilled chicken, fish, or tofu for a more substantial and well-rounded meal.

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips:

If you have leftovers or want to prep the salad in advance, store the salad and dressing separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, give the salad a gentle toss to recombine the ingredients and drizzle the dressing over it. Even with the dressing it will stay fresh and flavorful for up to 2 days, making it a convenient option for busy days or meal prepping.

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Edamame and Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: EntreeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1.5 cups cooked edamame

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 4 cups spring mix

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • 1/4 of a red onion, thinly chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing:
  • 70 grams ripe avocado (1/2 of a small hass avocado)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • juice of 2 lemons

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 red onion


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spring mix, chopped cucumber, cooked quinoa, cooked edamame, chopped cilantro, and thinly chopped red onion.
  • For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For more information on the Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing click here.
  • Drizzle the Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing over the salad.
  • Mix the salad gently, ensuring the dressing coats all of the ingredients.
  • Serve immediately for a refreshing meal or portion it into smaller servings for a side salad.


  • Please note that the calorie and nutrition information provided for this Edamame and Quinoa Salad is for the salad ingredients alone and does not include the dressing.
  • Calorie and nutritional information for the dressing is found on the recipe for the Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Please be aware that the information provided with this recipe is intended solely for general informational purposes. While we have tried to accurately test this recipe and present precise measurements and instructions, individual results may vary due to differences in ingredient types, cooking equipment, or preparation techniques. The nutritional information accompanying this recipe is not intended as dietary or medical advice. For any specific health or nutritional inquiries, please consult a registered dietitian or healthcare professional. We disclaim any liability for inaccuracies or misrepresentation of the provided information. We encourage users to approach this recipe with a mindful understanding that cooking is both an art and a science, and to use their best judgment in the kitchen.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories290
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
      • Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
      • Sugars 4g
    • Protein 18g 36%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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