Easy Quinoa and Edamame Salad


This quinoa and edamame salad is a superfood dream! Packed full of flavor and nutrients, you will want to make this time and time again! This salad can be made as a main dish, side dish, potluck, or meal prep — it's pretty much a perfect salad. I've been guilty of making this last minute and serving it immediately without chilling. It is still amazing.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins



  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid aminos (such as Bragg)

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa

  • 1 cup shelled edamame

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped Persian cucumber

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • ½ cup sliced green onion

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds


  1. Make the dressing: Combine oil, vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, liquid aminos, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake until fully blended.

  2. Make the salad: Combine cooked quinoa, edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, green onion, and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and mix until well combined; save any remaining dressing for another use. Place in the refrigerator until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  3. Garnished with slivered almonds to serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dressing. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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