Edamame and Artichoke Salad – The MD Factor Diet

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I have a confession.  I didn’t eat as well I should have during the holidays.  I’ve recommitted to eating healthier and am focusing on finding new recipes to make my meals more interesting.  One of my new favorite healthier recipes is Edamame and Artichoke Salad.  And the best part is,  it’s as easy to make as it is healthy and delicious.

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I’m excited to be participating in the blog tour for The MD Factor Diet, especially since I’m not alone in refocusing on eating healthier as the new year starts.  I was able to review The MD Factor Diet book and discover this recipe and other healthier, tasty recipes.  Additionally, the book shares information about metabolism dysfunction and the role it plays in weight gain and other health issues. 

Edamame and Artichoke Salad

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The ingredients were easy to pick up at the grocery store, no special shopping trips are needed. 

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Preparation took less than 10 minutes.  I’ll share the recipe below. I made a special lunch for my oldest “baby” and I to share before she returned to college last week.  I added some whole wheat crackers to go with the high protein low carb salad.  It was a wonderfully delicious lunch with wonderful company.

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My daughter and I both thoroughly enjoyed the Edamame and Artichoke Salad. If you’re looking for a healthier salad to add to your recipe collection, this Edamame and Artichoke Salad should definitely be included.  Thanks to Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. and BenBella Books, Inc. I’m able to offer you the chance to win your own copy of The MD Factor Diet in the giveaway below.  But first be sure to print out your own copy of the recipe.  

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Edamame and Artichoke Salad
Serves 9
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
90 calories
9 g
0 g
4 g
6 g
0 g
135 g
28 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
135g
Servings
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
4%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 16 oz. package frozen edamame, shelled
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  4. 14 oz. can of artichoke hearts, packed in water
  5. 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  6. 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Instructions
  1. 1. Heat the shelled edamame in the microwave for about 2 minutes, until heated. through.
  2. 2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the shallots. Cook until slightly brown and soft.
  3. 3. Chop the artichoke hearts in half and place in a medium-size bowl. Add the cooked edamame, shallots, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon juice. Stir to combine all ingredients and serve.
Notes
  1. If the shallots you find are smaller like the ones I found, I'd double the number of shallots.
  2. I couldn't find artichokes packed in water. I thoroughly rinsed in water the artichokes I did find packed in oil.
Adapted from The MD Factor Diet
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4g
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6g
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46 Comments

  1. I have never heard of Edamame and my husband and I are always looking for different salads to make. I do believe I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Living a healthy lifestyle is a priority for me and my family but we do sometimes fall into bad habits when schedules get hectic. That’s actually a problem we are facing now and our focus has been on maneuvering our schedules as much as possible to make sure we still have dinner together as often as possible. It forces me to make sure I am on top of healthy meal planning and all of us to slow down enough at least once a day to nourish ourselves.

  3. Looks so simple to make! My nutritionist has me on a new ‘diet’ to change my eating habits and he said I need to get creative with salads. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the idea!

  4. I’m in the same “ate too much over the holidays” boat and have been working like crazy to get back in the “downward” direction I was headed before Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  5. My new year’s resolution was to stop eating out so much and start cooking at home. Even on the busy nights where things are going on. So far it’s been working we went from eating out 3 nights a week to 1 night a week is our pizza night!

  6. cooking more at home instead of going out! drinking 10 glasses of water a day & buying FOODS instead of meals in the grocery store!

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