Edamame, Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad
This simple salad is a cinch to put together and is a great salad to use for entertaining, or to pack for the day to load up with good nutrition on-the-go. Edamame contains soy protein, helping to to fill you up without filling you out. Also, tomatoes contain lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant. But you won’t even be thinking about how good this salad is for you when you’re eating it- you’ll just be thinking about how good it tastes!
Ingredients (serves 2):
1/2 C cooked, shelled edamame (*tip: try to find a brand that does not add salt to lower the sodium content)
1 C cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 C sliced English cucumber (with skin)
1/4 C reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
dash salt and pepper, to taste
1. Combine all ingredients. How simple is that?!
*If your soybeans are salted, you may choose to skip the extra salt -this can make your salad taste too salty and also makes the sodium unnecessarily high.
The Goods: What’s Inside?
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
Calories 150, Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 13 mg, Carbohydrates 11 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 10 g, Sodium 284 mg, Calcium 131 mg