Do-Ahead Edamame Pasta Salad

Do-Ahead Edamame Pasta Salad

Enjoy this great pasta salad made using penne and soybeans – perfect for a dinner.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Dressing
3
tablespoons canola or olive oil
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
Salad
1
cup uncooked penne pasta (3 oz)
1
box (10 oz) frozen shelled edamame (green) soybeans (about 2 cups)
2
large tomatoes, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
1
medium cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
small yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
3
oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3/4 cup)
  1. In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well mixed.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, cook soybeans as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  4. In large bowl, toss pasta, soybeans, remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know?
Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh green soybeans, tasty little, bright green gems that are high in protein and easily digested. The soybeans are picked before they are completely mature and are often sold in their fuzzy green pods. Fresh edamame is available spring through fall in raw or ready-to-eat forms at co-ops, natural-foods stores or large supermarkets. Raw beans should be steamed 20 minutes before eating and are usually served chilled. They’re also available frozen in boxes or bags. Once cooked, edamame can be served right in the pods as a fun appetizer or snack, and it can be shelled and used in salads or other cold or hot side dishes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.