Jan 24, 2017

Edamame Wasabi Noodle Salad ~ Low fat!


Yeah! Here is a salad I concocted today that is ultra yummy. I used tofu for the sauce instead of my usual go-to… cashews. I probably would also have added some tahini. But hey, it didn’t need it! The tofu was light and fluffy and just perfect. It’s got a little zing from some wasabi powder and fresh ginger… perfect!

Have you tried bean pasta yet? Oh my, it’s good. Albeit, the texture takes a little getting used to. 😮 I had been getting the black bean noodles but recently came across EDAMAME NOODLES! Wow! But wow on the price, too. Look around, you may find a better deal. I actually found some in a discount food store for $2.89 a bag! Bought every bag they had. Haha! It’s amazing what is available to us these days. Feeling blessed. 🙂 Of course, you could simply use rice noodles but I thought why not go the extra mile with some extra nutrients?

So, four pounds down today in as many days of my new LOW fat regimen. Not that weight loss was the goal but I’ll take it! Still working towards the ideal weight all these years later … this is working.

Healthy trails,





Edamame Wasabi Noodle Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: serves 4

A delicious and satisfying low-fat Asian treat!


  • one 7-oz. package bean noodles (or you can just use rice noodles)
  • 1 medium sized red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup edamame beans
  • for the sauce
  • ½ block soft tofu (I used Trader Joe's brand, the block is 1 lb. 3 oz.)
  • ½ cup water
  • handful of fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp wasabi powder
  • 2" knob of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp tamari or other low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 TBS sweetener of your choice (I used fruit-only apricot preserves)
  • juice of ½ lime


  1. Cook the noodles per the package directions. Rinse in cool water and add back to pot.
  2. Add the red pepper and the edamame beans to the noodles.
  3. Blend the sauce ingredients until smooth.
  4. Gently toss the noodles, beans and red peppers with the sauce until well distributed.
  5. Serve topped with some extra beans and red peppers and a sprinkle of kelp granules (don't forget the importance of getting enough iodine in your diet if you're vegan).
  6. Enjoy!
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6 responses to “Edamame Wasabi Noodle Salad ~ Low fat!”

  1. Maria says:

    This looks fabulous Helyn! Thanks!

  2. Bethery says:

    This looks amazing. You’re so clever.

  3. Becky says:

    Hi Helyn!
    This looks and sounds amazing 🙂 However I have a couple of questions…
    When it comes to the edamame beans; did you use frozen or fresh?
    Regarding the fruit-only preserves; what brand did you use? I’ve been unable to find any at my local grocery stores.
    Thank you! 🙂

    • helynskitchen says:

      Hi Becky!
      I used frozen edamame that I found at Trader Joe’s (most supermarkets carry them, too). The brand of preseves I got (the only brand I ever use) is St. Dalfour. My grocery store carries it which is great for me, but I also sometimes buy it (at a better price) on VitaCost.com here. Enjoy! 🙂

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