Beet Edamame Salad

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Springtime means lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Citrus fruits, beets, and all kinds of spring lettuces are in full bloom in the grocery stores. LOL, do beets bloom? Interesting question, but since they’re in season that means you can find them very cheap and take advantage of them in salads, soups, and all kinds of fun dishes.

I love using them raw since they are firm and crunchy in salads. The beet flavor also blends very well with a sweet citrus like oranges or grapefruit. Making a salad, even with homemade dressing, is one of the simplest and time saving things you can do. It’s well worth the flavor over buying some store bought dressing and pre-packaged salad.

Beet Edamame Salad Beet Edamame Salad

  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and divided into sections
  • 3-4 medium beets (~160g), peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (170g) edamame
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp grapefruit juice, reserved
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sugar, if desired
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Peel the grapefruit and remove the segments from the sections, holding it over a bowl to catch the juice. Place the segments in a bowl and reserve the juice. Peel the beets and slice them into small wedges.

Add the beets, edamame, and romaine to the bowl with the grapefruit segments. In a small bowl, whisk the mustard, 2 Tbsp of the reserved grapefruit juice, and a pinch of sugar if desired.

Toss the salad with the dressing and salt and pepper to taste. Divide onto plates and serve.

Makes 4 servings at approximately 196 calories each – 7g protein, 15g carbs, and 12g fat.

The salad is great with oranges in place of the grapefruit if you can’t find one or the other. You can also use peas instead of edamame if you prefer. It takes almost no time to put it together and you can also layer it in a mason jar or plastic container to take to work. I added in grilled chicken for some protein to round out the meal.

If you’re interested in working with me to get meals together fast while working towards your health goals and feeding a family, I’d love to chat. You don’t have to and shouldn’t eat differently while dieting than the rest of your family. Drop me an email, or come on over to Facebook and ask a question.

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