Sabroso Saturday: Edamame & Navy Bean Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing

by Migdalia Rivera

Today is ¡Sabroso! Saturday!

The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and/or our taste buds. Recipes that have been tested and approved by YOU.

So link up and share those savory, satisfying, succulent, ¡Sabroso! recipes. Be sure to also visit the other participants!

Buen provecho!


I discovered this heart healthy, as well as sabroso/tasty, meal in the Go Red for Women Recipes for the Heart booklet. It contains edamame (green soybeans), which I love and is great for maintaining your weight without losing taste. Its also a no fuss recipe thats perfect for these hot summer days!

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Edamame and Navy Bean Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing


  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon balsammic vinegar (do not mix)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper1
  • 15.5 ounce can of Navy Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces mixed salad greens, torn into bite size pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 medium cucumber sliced crosswise
  • 1 medium Italian plum tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced radishes


Prepare the edamame using the package directions, omit the salt.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, mustard, 2 tablespoons vinegar, oil and pepper. Set aside

In a medium bowl stir together the edamame, navy beans, salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar. Let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature or cover and refrigerate until needed, up to 5 days.

At serving time, put the salad greens on plates. Top, in order, with the cucumber, tomato, carrot, radishes, and bean mixture. Pour the dressing over all.

I think the above salad goes well with the Simple Sangria by Julie, submitted in last week’s link-up. Let me know what you think.




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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ofelia July 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Speaking of sabroso, I found a recipe on Goya using traditional ingredients with a modern twist.

2 Ms. Latina July 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Ofelia: Can’t wait to check it out!

3 Rachel August 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Yummm! I love edemame! Sneak a peek at my veggie full pasta recipe. :)


4 Sabrina August 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Ofelia – please share your recipe on Goya ingredients.

Love edamame, I buy them from Pret. Great healthy snack.

5 Dee August 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

oh my goodness this sounds delicious! I love salad (not for diet reasons just in general lol) and I always need good dressing. This sounds like a wonderful new option to try out :)

6 ella August 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

orange balsamic dressing. This sounds tasty! Might have to try this! :)

7 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

This looks great and just perfect for a fresh summer meal. It’s so pretty with all the different colors of veggies included. I adore edamame … and it’s so healthy. I’ll bet one could use fresh spinach instead of salad greens and with the orange juice it would become an excellent source of iron.

Thanks for sharing this one with us … I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian/vegan dishes.

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8 chanel høst vinter April 28, 2011 at 1:42 am

Thanks for sharing this one with us … I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian/vegan dishes.

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

9 ellen beck October 18, 2013 at 12:04 am

My neighbor gave me some Edamame and I had no clue what to do with it and didnt get to ask her before she went out of town. This saalad looks delicious!

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