6. Edamame Quinoa Salad
When you combine edamame with protein-packed quinoa, this salad gives you 15 grams of muscle-building protein per serving. Wrap leftovers in a whole-grain or high-protein wrap and pack for lunch at work the next day.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
½ red bell pepper, core, seeded and finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 cups baby spinach, finely chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
½ small red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 small can chickpeas
1½ cups shelled edamame beans
Salt and pepper to taste
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and serve cold.
Nutrition information (per serving):
Calories: 381; Total Fat: 17 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 15 grams: Carbohydrates: 45 grams; Fiber: 10 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 440 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Caroline Caron-Phelps of Pickled Plum.
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