Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame
I love summer salads like this Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame that has an amazing cumin-lime vinaigrette! And did you know that edamame is low in net carbs and high in protein!
This tasty Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame is something I’d love to make over and over in the summer when fresh tomatoes are so good. And both edamame and avocado are healthy foods that always feel like a treat!
I first made this recipe years ago when frozen edamame was only available in the shell, at least at the stores where I shopped. But now I can get shelled edamame at Kroger near me, and they make it much easier to get this on the table. And recently I came across this recipe back in the archives and got inspired to make it again, and I think the new photos really show off the deliciousness of this combination!
If you’ve enjoyed edamame as an appetizer in a sushi restaurant, I bet you’ll enjoy them in this salad. And if you’re lucky enough to have fresh garden tomatoes, that will only make the salad better!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- cherry tomatoes
- shelled edamame
- red onion
- fresh-squeezed lime juice; I used my fresh-frozen lime juice
- ground Cumin (affiliate link)
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link)
- Vege-Sal (affiliate link), or salt
- extra-virgin Olive Oil (affiliate link)
What is Edamame?
Edamame is the name for immature soybeans that are shelled out of the pod and then eaten, and they’re a favorite appetizer with Asian food. You can probably find shelled edamame, which I do highly recommend, and they are often sold frozen, near the frozen vegetables.
Is Edamame high in carbs?
Edamame does have some carbs, but it’s also very high in fiber. One cup of shelled edamame has about 13.8 carbs, but 8 grams of fiber, and edamame is also high in protein. Check out the nutritional information for edamame and you might be surprised.
How to store avocado so it stays good longer:
I used to look longingly at those big bags of avocados at Costco but never buy them because I couldn’t use that many avocados before they went bad. Then I learned that once avocados are ripe, if you keep them in the fridge they last for days and days without getting any softer. I wish I remembered who told me about this, because that bit of avocado storage information has changed my life.
How to Make Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame:
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- Dice the avocados, put in a bowl, then add fresh lime juice and stir until avocado pieces are all coated with lime.
- Drain thawed edamame into a colander placed in the sink. Pat dry with paper towels if needed.
- I took a photo of the edamame in a measuring cup to show you that a 12 oz. bag of frozen shelled edamame made almost exactly two cups of shelled edamame.
- Cut tomatoes in half so you have 2 cups of tomatoes.
- Slice green onions, more or less to taste.
- For an easy dressing I whisked together lime juice, olive oil, ground cumin, Spike Seasoning, and Vege-Sal (links are affiliate links).
- I love this dressing with lots of lime, but taste after you mix the dressing and see if you want to add a bit more olive oil.
- Mix together tomato and edamame and toss with the dressing. (You might not need all the dressing.)
- Then mix in avocado.
- Serve salad right away.
- This was surprisingly good when it had been in the fridge overnight, although I don’t think it would last more than one day.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
I would definitely eat this Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame as just a whole-meal salad for a light lunch, but it would make a geat side dish for something like Grilled Fish with Lemon and Capers, Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables, or Marinated Grilled Flank Steak.
More Salads with Avocados
If you’re an avocado fan like I am, check out 26 Amazing Salads with Avocado.
- 2 small avocados
- 1 T fresh lime juice
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 12 oz. frozen shelled edamame (see notes)
- 1/2 cup sliced green onion
- 4 T fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal (or salt)
- 3 T extra-virgin olive oil (more or less to taste)
- Dice the avocados into a bowl, then add fresh lime juice and stir until avocado pieces are all coated with lime. (This keeps the avocado from turning brown
- Thaw frozen edamame overnight in the fridge, then drain into a colander placed in the sink. I would pat them dry with paper towels after they dry,
- Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half until you have enough to make 2 cups of tomatoes. (Or use diced fresh garden tomatoes if you have some!
- Slice about 1/2 cup of green onion, more or less to taste
- Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, ground cumin, Spike Seasoning, and Vege-Sal (or a slightly smaller amount of salt) to make the dressing.
- I loved this dressing with lots of lime, but taste after you mix the dressing and see if you want to add a bit more olive oil
- Mix together tomato and edamame and toss with the desired amount of dressing
- Then gently mix in the chopped pieces of avocado
- Serve salad right away, although this was surprisingly still quite good when it had been in the fridge overnight.
Twelve ounces of frozen shelled edamame is about 2 cups.
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Tomato Avocado Salad with Edamame is a great option for low-carb or Keto diets with only 5 net carbs per serving! All the ingredients here do have some carbs, but they’re also loaded with nutritional benefits, and edamame has lots of fiber so it’s low in net carbs. This is also good or for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, although it might be a bit of a splurge on fat for South Beach.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This favorite salad with tomato, avocado, and edamame was first posted in 2009, probably with a photo that would make me shudder now. The recipe was last updated in 2023, with greatly improved photos and more information.