Sweet Ancient Grain and Edamame Salad

Fun food usually starts with a creative story.  In today’s post, discover my sweet ancient grain and edamame salad recipe.

Edamame Fun Family Story

The first time I had edamame I was so confused by the name.  My family and I were at a cool Japanese restaurant in Orlando with our friends ED and his wife who is a Mommy of two just like me.  Did you catch that? Ed-a-Mommy.  Over the years that is how I remember that tasty little steamed green soybean treat.

Sweet Ancient Grain and Edamame Salad Recipe

Sweet Ancient Grain and Edamame Salad
I added a little cheese on top!

I love eating steamed Edamame as a snack and a few years ago I even grew my own here in Ohio.  In today’s post, I want to share with you a tasty recipe I put together after being inspired by a salad mix I found in the freezer department.

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Sweet Ancient Grain Edamame Salad


  • 3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 cups wild rice cooked
  • 2 cup of red and white quinoa cooked
  • 2 cups shelled cooked edamame
  • 1/2 cup of diced baby carrots
  • 2 spring onions diced
  • 1/2 cup of sweet red peppers
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar, plus more as needed
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Place the almonds in a medium frying pan over medium heat and toast, stirring often, until golden brown about 8 minutes. ** DO NOT BURN - sit aside.
  2. Add the sesame seeds to the pan and toast, stirring often, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add to almonds.
  3. Add the cooked grain mix and rice,edamame, carrots, onion and sweet red peppers to the bowl with the almonds and sesame seeds and toss to combine.
  4. Whisk the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey in a medium bowl until combined.
  5. Drizzle olive oil mix over the grain and rice mixture and toss to combine.
  6. Refrigerate for at last 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with sprinkle of Parmesan cheese

ancient grain and fun veggies you can grow
look at all that goodness!

What is Edamame

Photo from a beautiful garden I stumbled upon in Napa Valley Region during our Route 66 Adventure.  This garden is at the Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Ancient Grain and Edamame Salad”

    • I’ll have more just for you…. getting creative with all the fresh organic greens I’ve got growing in the dome!


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