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Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie Lover

In my family I’m famous for loving salads. You know what my uncle asked my mom, when they discussed what each family should make for Christmas eve?

“Can you maybe get Josefine to make a Fine-salad”. Fine being short for Josefine (a few people call me Fine, but most people use Jose)

I thought that was quite funny. And then I made a lovely christmas salad fir myself and my family. (check out a picture of it here).

This is not the salad I made for christmas, but it is a least as good. I would maybe say better.

 Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie LoverWarm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie Lover

This salad is very healthy and filling.

Edamame beans are high in fiber, which is good for your digestion, proteins and antioxidants (source).

Kale is high in iron which is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which helps transport oxygen around in the blood (hear the biotechnology-student inside me… nerd, I Know) and is also high in fiber (source).

Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable which as vitamin D, which we usually only gets fromthe sun – great now when it is winter and we don’t get enough sunlight. Also mushrooms boosts your immune system – again great here in the wintertime (source).

All the fibers in kale and edamame and the proteins in the edamame helps keeping you full longer.

Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie LoverWarm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie Lover

Hey – look at how good I am at living out my new year resolutions. Two delicious vegetarian dishes in a row. But well, when they taste as good as these two dishes it isn’t hard to keep that resolution. Haha.

Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad. A super delicious, easy, healthy and filling winter salad. #vegetarian | The Smoothie Lover

 

Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad
 
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Serves 2 (as a light meal) or 4 (as a side dish)
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup (350 mL) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) edamame beans
  • 3 cups (700 mL) lightly packed shredded kale
  • 1 tsp. coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat up the oil on a big frying pan. Add on the mushrooms and cook over high heat until they are soft and brown. This takes around 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the beans and shredded kale onto the pan and fry for another 5 minutes over high heat until the kale "collapses".
  3. Season with salt and serve right away.
Notes
If you want to enjoy the salad as leftovers:
Make sure you cool the salad down quickly. If you do not do this the bacteria in the kale will make nitrite from the naturally occurring nitrate. Nitrite binds to the red blood cells and that way around prevents them from taking oxygen around in the body.
If heating the salad up again:
Do only heat it up once and make sure it is heated to at least 75°C/ 170°F. This will kill bacterias made during the cool down.

 

5 responses to “Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad”

  1. I’m not sure how I feel about kale. I’ve only had it once and it was so-so. But you sure do make it look tasty in this salad. :) Just started following you on twitter!

  2. I love salads – so any new ideas for them makes me really happy! This one looks healthy and delicious! Can you believe I’ve never had Edamame or Kale? I’m pinning this – I can see both of those in my near future!

  3. […] My absolute favourite Christmas and winter salad. I just realised I’ve actually mentioned it before. […]

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