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A Burst of Flavor and Nourishment: Edamame Corn chaat (Salad)

Updated: Feb 4

Edamame corn chaat is a vibrant and refreshing salad that isn't just a feast for the eyes; it's a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. By choosing fresh, seasonal ingredients and combining them creatively and nutritiously, you're fueling your body with the goodness it needs to thrive. By choosing fresh, seasonal ingredients and combining them creatively and nutritiously, you're fueling your body with the goodness it needs to thrive. Each ingredient in this salad shines individually, but the synergy makes it truly special. Edamame and corn provide protein and complex carbohydrates for energy, while veggies offer a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Pomegranate adds a unique flavor and a boost of antioxidants, while cilantro aids digestion and lime brightens the flavors. The spices enhance the overall taste and provide additional health benefits.


Edamame corn chat/ salad


Edamame is those small, green, and tasty beans packed with plant-based protein, delivering an impressive 17 grams per cup. (6) Not only that, but they're also rich in fiber, which means they can help you feel full and energized. Edamame is an excellent source of iron, B vitamins, and magnesium, supporting energy production, cognitive function, and muscle health. (3) (4)

Corn is a sweet and crunchy grain that offers a dose of complex carbohydrates for sustained energy. It's also a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, and folate, contributing to digestion, brain function, and cell growth.

Onions and Bell Peppers are colorful veggies that contain antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene, protecting your cells from damage and boosting your immune system. Onions add a touch of spice, while bell peppers bring sweetness and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Cucumber is a refreshing addition that provides hydration and a dose of vitamin K, which is crucial for bone health. Cucumbers are also low in calories and carbohydrates, making them a perfect choice for weight management.

I have added some juicy jewels, pomegranates, that add a burst of tartness and vibrant color to the salad. But their benefits go beyond aesthetics! Pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants, including anthocyanins, which are anti-inflammatory and protect against heart disease and cancer. They're also a good fiber and vitamin C source, enhancing overall health.

I have added lots of Cilantro to the salad. This fragrant herb doesn't just add a fresh, citrusy flavor; it's a natural detoxifier and digestive aid. Cilantro is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and K, supporting your vision and immune system.

The tangy juice of lime in the salad brightens the flavors and adds a dose of vitamin C, further boosting your immune system. It also helps absorb iron from the plant-based sources in the salad. The roasted cumin powder adds warmth and depth of flavor, while black salt provides a unique mineral-rich taste. With its natural trace minerals, Himalayan salt enhances the overall taste profile. Black pepper adds a subtle kick, while green chilies (optional) offer a touch of heat for those who love a spicy twist.

This vibrant and flavorful chat salad is perfect for a light lunch, a refreshing side dish, or a healthy snack. So, grab your ingredients, try this recipe, and experience the flavor and nourishment that awaits!


Caution

Edamame are young soybeans, so be cautious if you have a soy allergy.


Serves- 4-5

Preparation time - 20 mins

Cooking time- 5 mins

Total Time - 25 mins


Ingredients


Edamame corn chat recipe

Edamame - 10 oz (fresh or frozen)

Corn - 10 oz (fresh or frozen)

Onions - 1 medium (chopped)

Red bell pepper - 1 cup (chopped)

Cucumber - 1 cup (chopped)

Pomegranate - 1 cup

Cilantro - 1 cup (finely chopped)

Lime - ¼ cup juice

Roasted cumin powder - 1 Tbsp

Black salt - 1 tsp

Himalayan salt - as per taste

Black pepper - 1 tsp

Chaat masala - 1tsp (optional)

Green chillies - 2 (optional)

 

Directions

1. Heat water in a steamer. Add edamame and corn to the steamer, cover it with the lid, and steam for 5 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes.


Edamame Corn

2. Transfer all the vegetables, corn, and edamame to a big bowl.

3. Add salt, pepper, and spices and squeeze the lemon.


Edamame corn

Edamame corn chaat/salad


4. Mix it well and enjoy.


Edamame corn chat/salad

Edamame corn chaat/salad

(Note: You can adjust the seasoning as per your taste. Green chilies are optional and can be added for some extra spice.)


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Looks so colorful and yum!!:)) thanks for sharing Shruti!! 🙏

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