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
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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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.
Address: 738 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
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
- 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.
- Add the sesame seeds to the pan and toast, stirring often, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add to almonds.
- 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.
- Whisk the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey in a medium bowl until combined.
- Drizzle olive oil mix over the grain and rice mixture and toss to combine.
- Refrigerate for at last 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
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