Edamame Feta Salad

I could eat this salad every day and not tire of it. There’s so much to love in every bite.

The feta is creamy, rich, adds big flavor, and aside from a tiny amount of olive oil, it’s the only real fat source in the salad. Except I used fat-free feta. I’ll save my fat grams for these.

Edamame Feta Salad - Fast, easy, healthy, and packed with bigtime texture and bold flavors! Easily adaptable based on what's in your fridge!! Healthy never tasted so good!!

I adore the taste and texture of edamame and it’s a plant-based protein powerhouse. Between the protein and fiber, it helps keep you full for awhile.

The corn, red pepper, green onions, and cilantro that I purchased at Albertson’s add layers of flavors, textures, and the salad is a way to put a unique twist on everyday favorite ingredients. Check out Albertson’s Pinterest board for easy recipe inspiration.

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Edamame Feta Salad - Fast, easy, healthy, and packed with bigtime texture and bold flavors! Easily adaptable based on what's in your fridge!! Healthy never tasted so good!!

There’s also a cup of wheat berries. I love them so much because they’re very chewy, hearty, and give the salad so much oomph. If you’ve never tried them, they’re what I think would happen if steel cut oats and brown rice married, but you could sub with quinoa or quick-cooking brown rice to save time.

There’s lots of wiggle room in the salad to put your own spin on it so if you’re short or over, by a half-cup or so on any of the ingredients, it’ll still work out fine. Have tomatoes, avocado, or carrots to use? Toss them in.

Edamame Feta Salad - Fast, easy, healthy, and packed with bigtime texture and bold flavors! Easily adaptable based on what's in your fridge!! Healthy never tasted so good!!

Everything is tossed with a small amount of lemon and lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne. The cayenne doesn’t make it spicy but rather makes it not bland.

The salad is great right out of the mixing bowl but it tastes better the second day after the flavors marry.

Edamame Feta Salad - Fast, easy, healthy, and packed with bigtime texture and bold flavors! Easily adaptable based on what's in your fridge!! Healthy never tasted so good!!

Edamame Feta Salad

The feta is creamy, rich, adds big flavor, and edamame is a plant-based protein powerhouse. Between the protein and fiber, it helps keep you full for awhile. The corn, red pepper, green onions, and cilantro add layers of flavors, textures. Wheat berries are very chewy, hearty, and give the salad oomph but quinoa or brown rice can be used. Everything is tossed with a small amount of lemon and lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne which doesn’t make it spicy but rather makes it not bland. There’s lots of wiggle room in the recipe and if you’re short or over, by a half-cup or so on any of the ingredients, it’s okay. The salad is great right out of the mixing bowl but it tastes better the second day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shelled and cooked edamame (I boil for about 5 minutes in the micro)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh corn (I use frozen and set it on top of the hot edamame in the bowl and it thaws in minutes)
  • 1 cup cooked wheat berries (about 3/4 cup cooked quinoa or quick-cooking brown rice may be substituted to save time)
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and diced small (yellow or orange peppers may be substituted)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves with stems discarded, or to taste
  • heaping 1/2 cup crumbled feta, or more to taste (I used fat-free)
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced very thin (I use entire onion from white to green)
  • 1 small/medium Roma or vine-ripened tomato diced small, optional
  • 1 small/medium Hass avocado peeled, pitted, and diced, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • generous pinch cayenne pepper (doesn’t make it spicy, makes it not bland)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. To a large bowl, add all ingredients in the order listed, and toss very well to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Salad may be served immediately although the flavors marry, develop, and salad tastes even better the second day. Salad will keep airtight in fridge for up to 4 days.
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49 comments on “Edamame Feta Salad”

  1. I love edamame and somehow seem to forget it more often than not…this recipe will give me an excuse to buy some. Looks so yummy! 

  2. Helloooooo vegetarian happiness. Feta is one of my favorites, and glad to see a touch of spicy too-meow! I don’t know why I said meow. All this is to say that salad looks wonderful.

  3. Lime juice and cilantro are my #1 favorite summer flavors. I put them in everything. Feta just takes it to a whole new happiness level! This salad really looks incredible. And it will give me an excuse to stop at Whole Foods (a.k.a. my happy vacation spot) for ingredients!

  4. Edamame and Feta in own bowl…ultimate win. These flavors are wonderful for spring and summer. I’m sure this dish would leave me feeling full and happy. :D

  5. You’ve come up with another great looking salad! I love feta–and haven’t had any for a while.  I was on a blue cheese kick and then in a sharp cheddar groove after making your apple and cheddar salad! I still want to try your pizza bake from last week–Jon and I were coming and going too much this past weekend.

    • I was on the same groove you were for awhile after that salad! But then I decided to change it up. This is totally your kind of salad too! If you try this, or the pizza bake, LMK! Sounds like you guys had an action-packed weekend! :)

  6. I just made this to bring to work for lunch today…took no time to make since I had all the ingredients and I added some leftover fresh zucchini I needed to use up…can’t wait for lunch …thanks for the recipe.

    • Thanks for making the recipe just hours after I posted it!! And I love that you had everything on hand AND that you were able to use up some leftover produce in the process! I hope you enjoy your lunch :)

  7. You know, I can’t say that I’ve actually ever eaten a wheat berry! I have always wondered if they were tasty…but I believe you! And with edamame and feta? You can’t go wrong! Pinned!

  8. You had me at “feta”… LOVE salads with Feta ♥

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  9. This salad looks amazing! I have an edamame feta salad recipe I love but this one…avacados, corn, and tomatoes in it?! YUM! I would have a hard time leaving this overnight to let the flavors merry… I’d be eating right out of the bowl :)

  10. All of them! I’ll take any & all of these salads!! Pinned :)

  11. I’ve been looking for a new salad to take to work and this pretty much fits the bill! Need to give it a go :)

  12. So basically, you took all the best fresh and bright flavors and put them in one salad.

    I am SO down for that! Love this Averie!

  13. This looks like a salad choice had an expensive Deli. Delicious.

  14. loove this!!! so many colours in your pictures :) well done

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  15. I’ve STILL never had edamame. !!! But I love every flavor in this salad. I need to make it soon!

    • Hold the phone…WHAT?? This is like I think you had never had beets until we were at that dinner together? When you come to San Diego, I think we need to hit up a sushi bar and at least make an order of edamame!

  16. love anything edamame!! and i have some feta inthe fridge so this’ll work! Where abouts in San Diego are you? We are hoping to move from the UK this year, eee!

  17. Combining feta and edamame is a great idea! Wish I had a bowl of this salad right now :)

  18. Drooling. This looks so healthy and delicious! Love the colors. And I have edamame in my freezer ;) Thanks Averie! 

  19. Made this right after I saw the recipe last night.  Just had it for lunch, my new favorite!  I loved it!  Thank you for sharing.

  20. going to try feta with my edamame now. i think it would be fabulous together. HAPPY ST.PATTY’S DAY TO YOU!

  21. This is such a great combo of flavors! Love colorful salads :)

  22. what a wonderful refreshing side dish and perfect for this spring weather we are having!

  23. Great salad, Averie! Now I have another one to add to the salad rotation!

  24. I made this for dinner and am so happy to have leftovers. I’m excited for tomorrow’s lunch already! There is so much going on (which is exactly how I like my salads)! I love the feta, cilantro and lime ( I added lime zest also).

    • It gets better the next day – I think so at least! Love that you made a few of my recipes on the same night :) And I love ‘so much going on’ in my salads too! The textures, flavors, crunch, juicy-ness, all of it…yes, that is how I like them too! And the lime zest sounds perfect! Great idea!

  25. Made this! Yum! Changed it a bit, tho’. Tasted it after a couple of hours and it was a little too citrus-y for me so I added another tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp’s of rice vinegar. My sons finished it before day two was over! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Thanks. Made this!

  27. This salad looks so fresh and delicious! I need to make this for my lunch soon. Thanks for the recipe…I’m sharing it!

  28. This looks so delicious! How long will it keep in the fridge? Thanks for posting an easy lunch recipe (although it would be delicious for dinner, too lol).

  29. Averie, I’m sorry – I just noticed the recipe “card” states that the salad will keep for 4 days.

  30. This was absolutely AWESOME!! I’ve actually never cooked with edamame before but I love how it turned out (: Thank you!!

  31. YUM! One of my favorite salads to make. It is an easy weeknight meal, that both me (vegetarian) and my husband (not vegetarian) love! I recently made with cauliflower rice rather than wheat berries…cuts down on carbs and equally as delicious!

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