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.
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
The ingredients were easy to pick up at the grocery store, no special shopping trips are needed.
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.
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.
- 16 oz. package frozen edamame, shelled
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 shallots, thinly sliced
- 14 oz. can of artichoke hearts, packed in water
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1. Heat the shelled edamame in the microwave for about 2 minutes, until heated. through.
- 2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the shallots. Cook until slightly brown and soft.
- 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.
- If the shallots you find are smaller like the ones I found, I'd double the number of shallots.
- I couldn't find artichokes packed in water. I thoroughly rinsed in water the artichokes I did find packed in oil.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.
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.
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.
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. 🙂 Thanks for the idea!
Oh wow, that sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try this.
I too was not very healthy during the holiday. This salad looks delicious!
this sounds delicious and perfect fro my new Vegan lifestyle. I must make this. Pinning for later.
I have never tried artichoke…but this salad looks delish!
I am trying to eat healthier and be a healthier person in 2015, so this recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it.
I would never have put that combination together, I like both main ingredients so I am sure it would be a hit.
This looks fresh and delicious! It would make a perfect light lunch!
That looks delicious, and I love that it’s so healthy.
Ooh I could go for this salad right now! I have got to give this a try considering I don’t like having dressing on my salad!
I’ve never had edamame before..
I didn’t eat right over the holiday either, but I knew I wouldn’t. 😉 That salad sounds perfect to me!
Delicious! I love edamame! Such a healthy option!
I have a confession! I have never had edamame and have always wanted to try it. This salad looks so refreshing.
I love edamame! This would be such a good side dish to make for the family!
Neat salad combination. I love this for lunch.
I love edamame. It is one of my favorite. I bet I would love this salad.
Mmm, I love edamame beans! This sounds and looks so delicious.
That looks ridiculously delish! And healthy to boot!
trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less pasta/bread!
I’m getting my exercise by dancing my bottom of at rehearsals for an upcoming production of Shrek.
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! 🙂
Looks like a great recipe and book. I’m dumping gluten!
Exercising more!! Feeling great!
I am listening to my body more.
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!
More exercise and really watching what I eat.
I’m trying to eat more greens
I am eating healthier – more basic foods with no additives, and minimal processed foods.
cooking more at home instead of going out! drinking 10 glasses of water a day & buying FOODS instead of meals in the grocery store!
I drink lots of extra water
Susan, The recipe looks wonderful, just what I need for lunch! Do you deliver???? The MD factor diet book sounds great too! Spring will be here soon so it is time to eat healthier!
Great recipe! This year I’m trying to get healthier by eating better and exercising.
exercising 4x per week and cutting down on sugar
I am incorporating healthier foods in my diet and I am exercising at least three days a week.
I am cutting back on sugar!
I am drinking more water and less soda
I am watching the type of foods I eat, exercising and drinking plenty of water.
I am eating a lot more vegetables daily.
will definitely try this recipe over the weekend. Thanks for sharing
Iris, enjoy it. It really is delicious.
I have never made edamame in anything but to eat straight. This looks delicious pinning it for later
Maria, it really is a delicious salad. The fact that it’s healthier is just a bonus.