Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Edamame Beans & Feta and a Lime & Honey Dressing

It’s only recently that I noticed my local supermarket sold fresh edamame beans.  The only time I’d eaten them before was either in a ready made salad or covered in salt and chilli flakes at Wagamama’s!  

Edamame are whole, immature soy beans, are good source of vegetable protein and contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals.  If you can’t find fresh ones (look in the pre-packed salads section), you might be able to buy frozen.

Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Edamame Beans & Feta and a Lime & Honey Dressing
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 100g quinoa
  2. 40g edamame beans
  3. 1 celery stalk, sliced
  4. 1/2 red pepper, diced
  5. 2 heaped tbsp sweetcorn
  6. 25g feta cheese, crumbled
  7. Small handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
For the dressing
  1. Juice of 1 lime
  2. Zest of 1/2 lime
  3. 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  4. 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. Pinch of salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in cold water and cook according to the instructions on the packet. You want it to retain a little 'bite'.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the pepper and celery and place in a bowl with the sweetcorn, edamame beans and parsley.
  3. When the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, add it to the bowl of vegetables and stir well.
  4. Crumble the feta cheese and stir in gently.
To make the dressing
  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk with a fork. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  2. Pour over the salad just before serving.
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