Summer Succotash Salad



Ingredients

    Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    Salad
  • 1 lb. yellow wax beans, cut into 1" lengths
  • 1 lb. green beans, cut into 1" lengths
  • 1 cup thawed, shelled edamame
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ears of corn, shucked and kernels cut from the cobs
  • 2 pints cheery tomatoes, halved
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: About 1½ cups
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat (g): 8
  • Sat. Fat (g): 1
  • Carb (g): 17
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 5
  • Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

    Salad Dressing
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the vinegar, mustard and shallot and process until smooth. With the machine on, slowly add the olive and vegetable oils and process until emulsified. Add the thyme and tarragon and pulse just until combined. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
    Salad
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the yellow and green beans for 5-7 minutes. Transfer the beans to a colander, rinse under cold water, drain and pat dry.
  • In a large skillet, add the corn and cook over moderate heat for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • In a large bowl, combine the yellow and green beans with the edamame, corn, tomato and scallions. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.


Cooking Tip

This recipe can easily be pared down by cutting the ingredient measures in half, or even quartered- but if you are going to go through all the work to make it- just make a big batch and save some for later! Add in any other veggies you are craving, like red pepper or cucumber.


Performance Fact

Edamame, or green soybeans, are rich in fiber and protein with 9 grams and 11 grams, respectively, in just a half of a cup. Tomatoes also provide an array of B-vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good performance because they not only provide energy compounds, but also help decrease fatigue.