Edamame Summer Salad + Redskins Training Camp

by on July 29, 2013

This summer I’ve been on a big salad kick… who am I kidding, I’m practically always on a salad kick. I guess it just feels a little different because I’ve been making fun variations of salads rather than sticking with the basic lettuce varieties. Using beans or quinoa as a base, coupled with lots of fresh veggies and delicious dressings, these summer salads have been quite satisfying as a meal when piled on top of greens, but also serve as a great dish to bring to cookouts.

Edamame Summer Salad with Radishes

The one I’m sharing today is has a base of edamame (soybeans) and is packed with fresh summertime veggies, including one I don’t often think to buy, radishes. I was actually sent a few packages of Dandy Radish Ministicks to try out and I’ve been adding them to everything, including the salad featured here. They add a nice crunch and a zippy pepper flavor to dishes, with a low amount of calories and high amount of nutrition — lots of fiber, vitamin C, calcium and several other vitamins. I also LOVE the pop of fushia they add to dishes. As I type this, I’m realizing my nails are currently painted fushia. Go figure.

Dandy Radish Ministicks

As y’all know, I’m all about shopping at the farmers market and eating fresh, local veggies when possible but veggie prep can often be quite labor intensive and time consuming so having these radishes already chopped and ready to toss into whatever I am making is really nice. As I said above, I’ve been tossing them into everything from sandwiches and salads and snacking on them plain.

Edamame Summer Salad with Radishes

Okay, so back to this salad recipe.

It has a light lime dressing that marinates the veggies so it tastes even better after sitting for a few hours. That said, it’s great to make this salad the night before you want to serve it and let it marinate overnight, about 8-10 hours. If you don’t have the time to do that, 1-2 hours will certainly work.

Edamame Summer Salad with Radishes

Edamame Summer Salad with Radishes
 
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Inspired by Food and Wine's Summer Vegetable "Ceviche"
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 1½ cups fresh, raw corn kernels (from 2 ears)
  • 2 nectarines, cut into thin wedges
  • ¾ cup Dandy Radish Ministicks
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • ½ large orange bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
Dressing:
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced (or 1 teaspoon chopped shallots)
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice and zest with the olive oil, jalapeño and shallot; season the dressing with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Gently fold all remaining ingredients except the cilantro (edamame, corn, nectarines, avocado, orange pepper and tomatoes. Refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours. Fold in the chopped cilantro just before serving. The salad can be refrigerated for up to 8-10 hours to marinate before serving.

In other news, Isaac and I had a fun little adventure this morning at the Redskins Training Camp, which is here in Richmond for the first year. I was offered a VIP pass for me and a guest for today’s camp so Isaac and I went and watched the morning walk-through. After the morning practice we were able to catch the players before they went back inside for meetings and lunch. Most of the players stopped and said hi, signed autographs and took photos. Isaac is a huge Redskins fan and I like them by association so we had a blast getting to meet the players. I was elated to get a photo with Ryan Kerrigan. He’s such a cutie!

Redskins Ryan Kerrigan

I worked the rest of the day but Isaac went back this afternoon and was able to get more autographs and meet RG3. I’m pretty jealous, but also know that getting the VIP tickets has earned me wife of the year… so I’ve got that going for me. :)

Hope you all had a great Monday as well.

I was compensated by Duda Fresh, but as always opinions are my own. Dandy Radish Ministicks can be found at Walmart in the Gordonsville, VA and Richmond, VA areas. 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

sally July 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Looks delish and how cool re: Redskins! I scored us some tix to a Panthers game to bookend our honeymoon in October, earning me wife of the year as well! :)

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Melissa July 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The salad looks so yummy, I love all the ingredients! Such an ideal salad for summer. The training camp visit looks like it must have been fun!

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Stephanie @cookinfanatic July 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

we met a few of them at Havana this weekend – fun times! pretty cool that you got VIP passes esp for Isaac, I’m sure he enjoyed! :)

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Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite July 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I am beyond jealous about Redskins training camp! I’ve been a Skins fan my entire life, but have never been to training camp.

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Oh my gosh, how absolutely cute are those mini radish sticks?? I want to try those!

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G.B. @ In Budgets We Trust July 30, 2013 at 1:06 am

So lucky! I never went to see them when they were doing Training Camp in Ashburn & I guess I lost my chance. Love love love RGIII… he’s one of the most inspirational people to follow on Facebook.

… and that edamame salad looks pretty fantastic, too! I think almost all of the ingredients are on sale at my local grocer this week.

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Tara@PNWRunner July 30, 2013 at 1:22 am

I know a few people who attended the Seahawks training camp! I wish that I could have made it, but I am going to the first pre season game on a bday. I am a happy girl!!

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 30, 2013 at 4:37 am

Those radish sticks are so cute!! I have a giant bag of edamame in the freezer and I have been wondering what I should make with it…now I have a GREAT idea :) Thanks!

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Kelly @ KellyRunsforFood July 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

So jealous! I love the Redskins and RG3! Maybe I’ll get to training camp next year.

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Camila Soares July 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Hello,

Love, love your blog and great tips and recipes.

We are also a Redskins fan an that just make me more about you/your blog!!!!

Ciao ; -)
Camilla Soares

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jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur July 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

This looks like such a refreshing salad, and I LOVE radishes! The jalapeno lime dressing sounds great. I’ll definitely be making this to eat throughout the week!

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Court Star @ StarSystemz August 1, 2013 at 2:12 am

I LOVE Edamame and this summer time salad sounds perfect to eat in my bikini (skinny bite for sure) thanks for sharing such a tasty salad :) Love + Shine CourtStar

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Heather Murphy August 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

This salad looks delicious! I live in the south and it’s HOT and HUMID, so salads are usually my go to for lunch.

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