Green Salad with Edamame & Beets


This big salad is a feast for the eyes and an everyday way to incorporate nutrient-rich beets and plant-based protein from edamame (green soybeans). If you're not a fan of cilantro, mix in freshly chopped basil or dill instead.

green salad with edamame and beets
Photo: Katie Webster
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 serving


  • 2 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 cup shelled edamame, thawed

  • ½ medium raw beet, peeled and shredded (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Arrange greens, edamame and beet on a large plate. Whisk vinegar, cilantro, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the salad and enjoy.


To make ahead: Refrigerate salad and dressing separately for up to 2 days; whisk dressing before drizzling over the salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
16g Fat
26g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size about 4 cups salad
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g 37%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 3974IU 79%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 173mcg 43%
Sodium 682mg 30%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 5mg 29%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 500mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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