Chickpea Edamame Salad

A refreshing, high fiber, and high protein salad made in under 10 minutes. Chickpea Edamame Salad makes a great quick meal prep.

chickpea edamame salad in bowl

Why You’ll Love Chickpea Edamame Salad

Make 3 meals in under 10 minutes? Say less. When you don’t have time or just aren’t in the mood to meal prep, chickpea edamame salad is a great solution. You only need to chop up cucumber and bell pepper and toss in chickpeas and edamame to have 14 g fiber and 18 g protein per meal. Add cottage cheese and you have 32 grams of protein and you didn’t even have to cook anything. The protein and fiber will keep you satisfied and feeling full longer.

Edamame

Edamame are immature soybeans. Soybeans are a complete plant protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs.

You can find edamame encased in their pods or shelled. Often, both forms of edamame are sold frozen. Thaw pre-cooked edamame for an easy protein source. You can also add edamame to boiling water to cook or warm up from frozen.

Trader Joe’s sells shelled edamame that are pre-cooked and pre-seasoned in the produce section that are ready-to-eat. Shelled edamame makes this recipe very easy because all you have to do is open the package and add to the bowl.

Trader Joe's shelled soybeans edamame

What to Pair with Chickpea Edamame Salad

The easiest pairing to get over 30 g protein is cottage cheese. You can also serve Chickpea Edamame Salad with chicken or tuna and drizzle olive oil and lemon juice as a quick dressing. Mix in feta for additional flavor.

chickpea edamame salad with canned salmon and cottage cheese

Ingredients for Chickpea Edamame Salad

  • Chickpeas: high in fiber, complete plant protein, high in potassium, and good source of polyunsaturated fats.
  • Edamame: high in fiber, complete plant protein, very high in folate, and high in iron and potassium.
  • Cucumber: high water content, provides fiber.
  • Bell pepper: high water content, high in fiber and vitamin C.

How to Make Chickpea Edamame Salad

Chop bell pepper and cucumber. Add to a large mixing bowl. Then, drain chickpeas and add to mixing bowl. Next, add edamame to mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

chickpeas, edamame, bell pepper, cucumber

Serve with cottage cheese, feta, chicken, tuna, or drizzle olive oil on top.

Tips

  • Pair with cottage cheese, chicken, or tuna to get 30 g of protein.
  • Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice for an easy dressing.
  • If using frozen edamame, then let it thaw or boil prior to adding to salad.

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chickpea edamame salad with canned salmon and cottage cheese

Chickpea Edamame Salad

Chickpeas, edamame, cucumber, and bell pepper make this a refreshing, high fiber, and high protein salad made in under 10 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups edamame, shelled (9 oz)
  • 15.5 oz chickpeas, canned
  • 1 red bell pepper, large
  • 1 cucumber, large

Instructions
 

  • Chop bell pepper and cucumber. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Drain chickpeas and add to mixing bowl.
  • Add edamame to mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with cottage cheese, feta, chicken, tuna, or drizzle olive oil on top.

Notes

  • Pair with cottage cheese, chicken, or tuna to get 30 g of protein.
  • Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice for an easy dressing.
  • If using frozen edamame, let thaw or boil prior to adding to salad.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 18gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 1gFiber: 14g
Keyword chickpeas, edamame, salad
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