This perfectly delicious Cucumber Edamame Salad with Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette is my latest obsession. The vinaigrette is perfectly balanced over these spiralized cucumber noodles and protein rich edamame. It’s the perfect side dish.

This is one of the many delicious, healthy recipes you can enjoy when you take my 5 Week Weight Loss Transformation Challenge!

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Cucumber Edamame Salad with Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

This perfectly delicious Cucumber Edamame Salad with Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette is my latest obsession. The vinaigrette is perfectly balanced over these spiralized cucumber noodles and protein rich edamame. It’s the perfect side dish. (Recipe by noblepig.com)
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: edamame
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 English cucumbers, spiralized or very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deviened and chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1.5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp each: toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds garnish

Instructions

  • Spiralize or very thinly slice your cucumbers, soaking up any excess liquid with a paper towel, just until they are not so wet. Toss together cucumbers, edamame, red bell pepper and jalapeno in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or mason jar, add all ingredients for the vinaigrette and shake or whisk well. Pour dressing into the cucumber mixture and toss well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve within 24 hours for best results.
  • Note: The texture of the cucumbers when spiralized is preferred. I highly suggest it.

Notes

There are loads of ways to get enough protein without eating meat! If you are dieting using my 5 Week Challenge, keep aside the serving that suits your calories and macros when creating this recipe for your family. It's okay to indulge in a bit of the vinaigrette.
Calories for 1/2 cup edamame beans & 1/4 cup red bell peppers:
139 calories | 39% protein (12g) / 52% carbs (16g) / 10% fats (3g)