Edamame beans are young soybeans that are picked before they start to harden, so they're tender and fresh—a little like young fava beans. They're a great source of protein and are a general, all-round nutritional superfood.

Serves 2 to 4


  • 3 to 4 large carrots, scrubbed or peeled
  • 1 to 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 3/4 cups shelled edamame beans
  • Dressing of choice, such as Spicy Citrus Dressing or Miso Dressing

    Cut the carrots into fine matchsticks (there's no need to peel them if they are organic) using a mandoline or a julienne peeler, or coarsely grate them—they'll taste just as good. Place them in a serving bowl.

    Halve, peel and remove the seeds of the avocados, then cut the flesh into large chunks. Put the avocado chunks in a bowl and lightly coat them with the poppy seeds.

    Place the edamame and avocado on top of the carrots and pour the dressing of your choice evenly over the mixture.

    From Nourish: Vibrant Salads to Relish & Refresh (Mitchell Beazley) by Amber Locke.

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