Green chicken and edamame salad

7
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Edamame are high in protein and fiber, and are very digestible. They are found in the freezer section of most supermarkets. (the Japanese name for fresh green soybeans) deserve a lot of respect: The Chinese and Japanese have revered soybeans, in a wide variety of forms, for centuries. They use mature soybeans to make many soy products, including tofu, soy milk, miso, soybean oil, and soy sauce. Edamame are picked before they are fully mature and left in their fuzzy bright green pods. Cook frozen edamame according to the package directions. If you purchase them fresh, steam them for about 15 minutes, then pop them out of their pods (discard the pods). You might like to cook extra to serve as a tasty snack.

Ingredients

Unsweetened orange juice

2 Tbsp

Fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp

Cilantro

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Ginger root

½ tsp, fresh, peeled and grated

Table salt

½ tsp

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

1 cup(s), chopped, diced

Edamame (shelled)

cup(s), cooked, (fresh green soy beans)

Avocado

½ item(s), medium, pitted, peeled, and diced

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, and salt in a serving bowl until blended. Add the chicken and soybeans; toss to coat. Add the avocado; toss gently to mix. Yields 1 cup per serving.