Summer Corn and Edamame Salad with Walnut Miso Dressing

Summer Corn and Edamame Salad with Walnut Miso Dressing

This salad is a great side dish for picnics. It has all the components for a family favorite: beautiful color, satisfying walnut crunch and a delicious sweet dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup California walnut halves, toasted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1-1/2 cups shelled edamame, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups cooked fresh or frozen corn (about 3 cobs)
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced orange pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Tips: This salad can be made a day ahead and combined with the dressing just before serving. To easily cut corn from the cob, break the cooked cob in half, hold the cob upright and using a sharp knife, cut along the cob to separate the kernels. Repeat method with remaining halves. Frozen corn can be used if fresh corn is unavailable.

Directions

  1. Toasting Walnuts: In large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast walnuts, stirring occasionally, until lightly brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Walnut Miso Dressing: Blend the walnuts, olive oil, garlic, miso paste, vinegar, honey and water in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add edamame. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, drain and rinse under cold water and place in a large bowl. Add corn, peppers, onions and dressing. Mix well and season to taste. Serve immediately.