Thursday, July 14, 2011

Edamame Salad

Hi.  I'd like to introduce you to my new friend.

This salad.

I'm obsessed with it.

A friend told me about a salad with edamame, feta and Craisins.  So I made it.  And I added pine nuts, pepper, and olive oil.  And I can't stop eating it.

I tell you to make things regularly.  But this time, I'm serious.

Take some edamame - the shelled ones, which apparently are called mukimame (didn't know that until I went to Kroger) - and steam them in the bag.

While they're steaming in the microwave, put some dried cranberries and crumbled feta cheese into a bowl.  Feel free to use more feta if you feel so led.  I might be so led next time.

Add the edamame.  Drizzle some olive oil on top and sprinkle on lots of cracked pepper.

Toss on some pine nuts.

Toasted, of course.  But remember pine nuts have lots of oil and burn quickly.  Very quickly.  I have learned this lesson more than once.

The feta and olive oil mix together and kind of make a dressing.  It's just delicious.  The edamame - excuse me, mukimame - are a bit crispy and the craisins are sweet and the pine nuts are crunchy.

Oh, my.

I ate this salad right after I made it while it was still warm and I finally stopped after I had eaten about half of it.

So then I ate it again after it had chilled in the refrigerator.

I'm not sure which way I liked it best.

So I'm off to make it again to try and decide which way is my favorite.  I'll get back to you on that one.

Edamame Salad

16 oz. bag shelled edamame (mukimame), steamed in the bag according to package directions
6 oz. bag dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins)
4 oz. package crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 T olive oil
3/4 tsp cracked black pepper

Toss all ingredients together and serve immediately while warm or chill before serving.


Bethany said...

Girl! I love edamame!!!! I've got to make this salad. Going to the Farmer's Market tomorrow & will have to look for my ingredients. Thank you for posting!

Kelley said...

OH MY GOSH! I might make this everyday! Amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Kelley, Your mom said she makes a salad similar to this and I thought it sounded so good! One of my favorites!

mkkiki2 said...

i got a ? could i use raisens instead of the cranraisens? im not found of the cranraisens. i know im odd lol. i just started getting your blog and i love all u put on your site.

Elizabeth said...

You can definitely substitute raisins. You want something sweet and chewy, so raisins would be perfect! Thanks for following!

mkkiki said...

I tried the salad and just loved it. I think i like it cold best although warm was good to. yummy

Elizabeth said...

So glad you liked it!