Edamame Avocado Salad

It’s finally time for our CSA to start up again! I cannot tell you guys how excited I am about it! Hubby and I really enjoyed the challenge of eating all that fresh produce in one week before the next box arrived. One of the vegetables that we got during the first few weeks and months of the CSA last year was radishes.

Growing up I never liked radishes. I remember my dad growing them in his garden and eating them raw with a little bit of salt. I tasted one once and didn’t like it at all. When we got our first batch of radishes in our CSA, I was determined to find a way to enjoy them. It turns out I like radishes in things (like salads or sandwiches). They provide a great crunch and a bit of spice.

I increased the amount of radishes in this Edamame Avocado Salad and when I make it again, I’ll increase it even more. I really enjoyed the difference in texture they provided in this amazing salad. I brought this to the first cookout of the year and everyone enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed that it came together in a matter of minutes.

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Edamame Avocado Salad

Edamame is a great source of protein and only takes a few minutes to cook up. This salad is perfect for a light summer lunch.

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 16-ounce bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsp honey
scant 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onion
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
10-12 radishes, diced
1 ripe avocado, diced
sesame seeds

Directions:

Bring about 4 cups of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add edamame and boil for just a few minutes, until cooked through but still with a slight bite to them. Drain and allow to cool.

In the meantime, make the dressing.

In a small bowl, whisk together rice wine vinegar, oil, garlic, ginger, lime, and salt and pepper. Whisk together until completely incorporated. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine cooled edamame, green onion, parsley, radishes, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Toss together. Add dressing to desired amount.

Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

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6 Responses to “Chocolate Sorbet”

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    Sarah C — April 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Is there any way to make this without an ice cream maker? I love the idea of this chocolate sorbet and was totally on board until the last part. Now I’m very curious and might have to do some googling after my daughter goes to bed.

    • beantownbaker — April 22nd, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

      I just started making ice cream after getting the ice cream attachment for my mixer. So I don’t personally have any experience making ice cream without an ice cream maker. I’m sure it’s been done. If you do make this without an ice cream maker, let me know how it turns out!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 23, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Great idea! Love chocolate ice cream and I love you don’t need cream or eggs! Going to try this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — April 23rd, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      Let me know what you think of it. We really enjoyed it!

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    lili — May 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I added 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. It was delicious.

    • beantownbaker — May 12th, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! I love adding salt to desserts. I will definitely have to do the same next time I make this.

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