Nobody wants to spend hours in a hot kitchen time of the year. Easy, make ahead meals and salads are just what we need for the carefree days of summer. Today’s Easy Edamame Sesame Noodles Salad is a quick side to just about any meal or filling lunch. Perfect to make ahead and enjoy all week. Super family friendly. Fabulous for 4th of July or Labor Day BBQ’s or any day of the week.
Easy Edamame Sesame Noodles Salad
We, for some reason, had 3 bags of edamame in our freezer. I knew I wanted to create something with them and remembered one of my old go-to salads, One thing I love about this edamame Sesame Noodles Salad is that it has minimal ingredients and it’s easy to make substitutions with. I used spaghetti for my noodles but any shape pasta or noodle will work. Soba noodles are a great choice as well. Gluten free? Sub in veggie zoodles or a gluten free noodle.
Quick defrost trick for edamame
Forget to defrost your edamame? No problem. Pour them into a colander and then drain your cooked spaghetti on top of them. They will instantly defrost and be ready to mix with the pasta. Don’t have edamame? Use any bag of frozen veggies and prepare the same way. Peas can work in a pinch! I like edamame because it offers a nice dose of protein.
Health Benefits of Edamame
Edamame is a type of soybean that has become quite popular in the last few years. They are a great source of protein, rich in fiber, and contain a nice dose of folate and iron. See more nutritional info here. They are readily available in any major grocery store in the frozen section and relatively inexpensive.
I had a bag of cole slaw mix that needed to be used up and that’s what I used here. Shredded carrots or cucumbers could also work. I like a combination of fresh veggies and cooked veggies to offer layers of flavors and textures.
How about that dressing
This Easy Edamame Sesame Noodle Salad has a simple and quick dressing. It’s just sesame oil, rice vinegar, chopped ginger, and an optional dash of Siracha.
a quick and easy vegan lunch idea for the whole family, Using pantry staples.
- 1 box of thin spaghetti (or any noodle) cooked according to package
- 2 Cups of edamame (thawed)
- 1 Cup of Cole Slaw
- 1/4 C Sesame seeds
- 1/2 C of sesame oil
- 1/3 C Rice Vinegar
- 1 Tsp of chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp of chopped ginger
- 1-2 Tsp of Siracha or Chili paste (according to taste)
- Cook spaghetti according to package
- Drain and run under cold water
- Combine with thawed edamame and cole slaw mix in large bowl
- whisk dressing ingredients and pour over noodles
- sprinkle on sesame seeds
- chill and serve
Can sub out any type of pasta noodle.