Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 93KCAL

This Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is a slimming friendly side for your favourite Asian dishes, plus it's low in calories and Weight Watchers Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories93
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.02g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is super quick and easy and it’s a perfect slimming side dish or a speedy lunch. It’s light and refreshing and great to keep in the fridge to graze on throughout a warm summer’s day. It also makes a great looking bowl of food! All of the bright colours mixed together make a simple salad look really tempting. Use a mandolin to cut the vegetables super finely for the perfect consistency.

Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is also the perfect side to add a bit of tangy freshness to your Asian Fakeaway recipes, meat-based sandwiches, veggie burgers and more!

What diets is this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad suitable for?

This Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

It can be made vegetarian and vegan as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian and vegan alternatives;

  • Fish sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad?

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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This recipe calls for julienned carrots, so a mandolin makes the job a lot easier. You can pick one up from Amazon .

We use a granulated sweetener with the same weight and sweetness as sugar. There are lots of high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many calories are in this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad?

There are 93 calories per portion in this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

To make the dressing

Step 1

In a small bowl mix together the rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, sweetener and Sriracha. Set aside while you make the salad.

To prepare the salad

Step 1

Using a mandolin, julienne the carrots into a large bowl.

Step 2

Cut the sugar snap peas in half and add them to the bowl.

Step 3

Add the chopped pepper and spring onion.

Step 4

Chop the coriander and mint, and add to the bowl.

Step 5

Add the edamame beans and mix all the ingredients.

Step 6

Mix the salad with the dressing and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.

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How do you know when this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is cooked?

There is no cooking needed for this recipe – just chop and mix well!

How long can you keep this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

Keep leftovers in the fridge in a container with a lid. You can keep leftovers of Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad?

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

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Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad

This Edamame and Carrot Asian Salad is a slimming friendly side for your favourite Asian dishes, plus it’s low in calories and Weight Watchers Points!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 93
  • Carbs 6G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 200 g edamame beans pre cooked, frozen beans are ideal, just cover them with boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes
  • 130 g sugar snap peas
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • ½ handful fresh coriander

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ lime juice only
  • ¾ tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 2-3 drops Sriracha

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Instructions

First make the dressing
  1. In a small bowl mix together the rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, sweetener and Sriracha. Set aside while you make the salad
To prepare the salad
  1. Using a mandolin, julienne the carrots into a large bowl
  2. Cut the sugar snap peas in half and add them to the bowl
  3. Add the chopped pepper and spring onion
  4. Chop the coriander and mint, and add to the bowl
  5. Add the edamame beans and mix all the ingredients
  6. Mix the salad with the dressing and refridgerate until you're ready to use it

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LindseyWednesday 3rd July 2019

Hi! I love this recipe but my husband wasn’t keen on the fish sauce or coriander (picky)! Could you suggest an alternative as he enjoyed the actual salad and would like to keep it on the rota xx

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