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Edamame Crunch Salad with Sesame Cashew Lime Dressing

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  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This edamame crunch salad is loaded with fresh crunchy veggies, edamame and the most delicious sesame cashew lime dressing. They’re vegan and gluten-free, and perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner!



Edamame Crunch Salad

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and sliced into half moons
  • 1 head of romaine, shredded
  • 2 cups of frozen edamame, thawed
  • 12 carrots, sliced or peeled into ribbons
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 57 fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Jalapeño, sliced for garnish
  • Sesame Cashew Lime Dressing

Sesame Cashew Lime Dressing

  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder or fresh grated ginger
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 tsp lime zest (optional)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 34 tbsp or more of water


  1. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients minus water and whisk to combine. The dressing will get thick as you mix to combine, at this stage add 1 tablespoon at a time of water while whisking until you reach your desired dressing consistency.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine bell pepper, cucumber, romaine, carrots, red cabbage, scallions, basil, cilantro, edamame, almonds, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in half your dressing and give everything a toss to coat. Pour in more dressing if desired or reserve for pouring more when serving.


Season your salad well with a pinch of salt and pepper before adding your dressing. You can also opt for more dry herbs and spices to really bring up the flavor of your salad. 

Dress your salad with the dressing when you are ready to eat. If you add it in and let it sit for too long then your salad will eventually go limp. If meal prepping, layer in your dressing at the bottom of your container then add in your hearty veggies next and your delicate light ingredients like the greens at the top. Mix when ready to eat. 

Slowly adding in your water to your dressing will help you better control the consistency of your dressing. Like it thicker and creamier? Just use less water. Want it thinner? Add more water.