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Edamame summer salad

Since the day I started this blog, I have been excited to write a post about this salad. I'm a huge lover of salads, so it holds great meaning when I tell you that this recipe is in my Salad Top 3 list. It is DELICIOUS. It is fresh and healthy and I could eat it every day of my life. I'm not kidding.

It is also super simple to throw together. And it's pretty. I'm sure it would also be a crowd-pleaser, but I wouldn't know this for sure because it never makes it to the crowd when I prepare it.

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.

Add a 12-oz. package of frozen shelled edamame to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.

Add 2 cups of frozen corn kernels to the saucepan and boil for 1 more minute.

Drain the corn and edamame very well and place in a large bowl, along with:

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Juice from 2 limes

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 teaspoon coarse salt

2 cloves of garlic, very finely minced

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

Mix well and chill before serving. Er, you know, if you have the willpower to do so. I always dig right in and have a hard time stopping, but it really is tastier when it is cold and when the ingredients have had a chance to intermingle.

I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I do!

Edamame Summer Salad

Super fresh and delicious, this is one of my all-time favorite salads.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published May 23, 2011

Serves: 8

Total time: 15 min, plus 2 hrs marination

Edamame Summer Salad


  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 12-oz. package frozen shelled edamame
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  1. In a large bowl, combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the edamame and boil for 3 minutes. Add corn to the boiling water and continue cooking for 1 minute. Drain well and pour into the bowl with the dressing. Gently mix in the cherry tomatoes and green onions. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.



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Reader Comments (25)

That salad looks fabulous! I make something similar but have never thought to add edamame to it. Such a great idea... and so healthy!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

So colorful and healthy! :)

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSommer@ASP

That sure is a summer salad! Those colors are phenomenal!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRavieNomNoms

What a bright and pretty salad. I love edamame.

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynda - TasteFood

What a perfect summer salad! Great combination of flavors, and super colorful!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Beautiful and colorful salad! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! I can see why you love it so much :)

This looks amazing! I am going to make for my mom this weekend when she is visiting. I know she will love it! (And then it will spread through Hawaii like wildfire). LOL

Looks very appealing...colorful, nutritious, and kind of salad!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlana

We adore edamame beans, so this salad makes me excited! Thank you for sharing your lovely concoction with me...and for your kind words on my own blog. I hope you have a wonderful evening!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonet

What a gorgeous salad! I love edamame and I especially love cherry tomatoes. :)

I love the bright colors of this salad. I am definitely adding this to my summer salad list.

colourful delicious salad looks wonderful

05.23.2011 | Unregistered Commentertorviewtoronto

I'm so happy that you posted this salad! I too love salads, though I came to love them a little later in life. During summer we have them frequently and will eat them for both lunch and dinner. This one in particular, has all of the flavors that my husband enjoys and I'm certain it will be a hit! Thank you!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim - Liv Life

what a gorgeous salad! I am always looking for ways to use Edamame, this looks like the perfect choice to highlight those lovely beans...
your images are beautiful!

05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

This salad looks beautiful and so fresh! I love all the flavors in this salad. It's perfect for summer. Yum!

Pip, you are a genius! I MUST make this asap!

05.24.2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Awesome. I LOVE edamame. This salad definitely deserves to be in the Top 3 of your best salads. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing and for the well wishes for my mum :)

05.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

I love how colourful and pretty this salad look! I wager it tastes as great as it looks!

Wonderful salad and a great use for edamame. I'm going to have to try this one out.

05.24.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbriarrose

If it's among your top 3 salads, it must be wonderful! I love edamame...have never seen the frozen kind here in France but I hope to find it one of these days and make this!

This is absolutely beautiful and I love edamame. I always have a bunch in the freezer. So good. So simple. So perfect. I love this.

05.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate from Scratch

I have the salad cooling in the fridge right now! I snuck a few bites and it is delicious! I added red peppers and cucumber as well and it tastes great. Thank you for sharing!!

05.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

That's what I call a colorful, healthy salad. This is a must make and perfect for summer barbecues!

05.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristi Rimkus

Howdy. Emma and I made this salad this weekend and it was simple and fresh and delicious!! We have been going through the site looking for other recipes to try! I think the next one will be the chicken romain mint salad one!! Love it!!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLissa

Had this on my "list of recipes to make" and am so happy I got around to it! Fresh and delicious :) I added a little cayenne and I have to say the sweet corn with the spice was very nice.

04.21.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNadia

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