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Sassy Cucumber Edamame Salad

Sassy Cucumber Edamame Salad




4 small cucumbers or 1 large,  cut into thin slices

1 red bell pepper, diced

½ cup tomatoes,  chopped

½ cup edamame , shelled and cooked

1 carrot, grated


Dressing Ingredients:

2 teaspoons tahini

1 garlic clove or shallot, quartered

2 tablespoons sesame oil or peanut oil

2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos

2 teaspoons fresh ginger root

½ teaspoon Real Salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds



1.  For Dressing:   In a blender, put tahini, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper.  Blend briefly.

2.  While blender is running, add oil in a slow stream.  Set dressing aside.

3.  In a salad bowl, toss together cucumbers, red peppers, tomatoes, edamame and carrot.

4.  Either dish salad mix into bowls and drizzle a small amount of dressing onto each salad or toss dressing into the entire salad mix before dishing.

5.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.


Nutrition Per Serving:

172 calories

14 g carbs

1 g saturated fat

595 mg sodium

4 g protein

11 g fat

0 mg cholesterol

3 g fiber

 From Tana Amen's Change Your Brain, Change your Body Cookbook