Mediterranean Salad with Edamame

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For a picnic, pack the salad in a large plastic container, the dressing in a jar and the feta cheese in a sealed plastic bag.

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Ingredients

MEDITERRANEAN SALAD

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce (bagged or 1/2 small head)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, cored and cut into 2x1-inch wedges, or 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced English cucumber
  • 2/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, rinsed, dried and torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, rinsed, dried and torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

DRESSING

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. To make Mediterranean Salad: Bring saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add edamame, and cook, covered, over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, to make Dressing: Combine all ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake to blend.
  3. To assemble, combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, olives, mint, parsley and cooked edamame in large storage container or bowl. Before serving, drizzle dressing over salad; toss. Sprinkle each serving with feta cheese.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: SERVES 8
  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15 mg
  • Fat Content: 17 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 500 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g