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Feb 28, 2021

Edamame Noodle Salad

This Edamame Noodle Salad is so bright and fresh tasting. The dressing is flavored from a combination of fresh orange or tangerine juice along with the zest of a whole orange and soy sauce.

Edamame Noodle Salad servings

Making this salad is astonishingly simple, and it keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of days. The noodles absorb the delicious flavors of the dressing over time. 

The dressing is super light. The only fat in the dressing is a teaspoon of sesame oil! It's totally delicious. 

Edamame Noodle Salad Bowl

This combination of noodles, tomatoes, and edamame is a snap to pull together. I used angel hair pasta, which I cooked al dente. 

For the edamame, I used edamame from the frozen veggie section of my grocery store, which I cooked according to the package directions. If your store carries fresh edamame, just make sure that it's cooked before tossing it into this salad. 

For the citrus in the dressing, you can use oranges, tangelos, tangerines, or any other orange-y citrus. I actually used a tangelo from our backyard tree. While this year the the tree was not as prolific as it usually is, the fruit it did yeild was amazingly flavorful. 

Edamame noodle salad in bowls with orange dressing

The edamame, tomatoes, noodles, and citrus dressing are so delicious together. 

What are edamame?

Edamame are whole immature soy beans. The first time I tried them was as a sushi restaurant as an appetizer. You can find them in their pods (which you don't eat). The ones I bought were already shelled. 

They are high in protein, Vitamin K, folate, manganese, and other nutrients. 

Edamame noodle salad servings

This is an update of a post from April, 2014. I've remade the salad, taken new photos, and added a printable recipe card. 

This time I decided to used multicolored  grape tomatoes to add even more colors to the salad. I also substitued juice from a tangelo from our tree for the orange juice in the dressing. Tangerine juice would work beautifully too. 

This salad was just as delicious as I remembered.

P.S. If you like noodle salads with Asian flavors, be sure to try my Chinese egg noodle salad with pork too.  

Edamame noodle salad in a bowl

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I first posted this recipe in April of 2014. This recipe is updated with new photos and an updated printable recipe card. Plus, I got to enjoy this salad again! 

Edamame noodles salad with tomatoes and scallions

Edamame Noodle Salad

Edamame Noodle Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
This Edamame Noodle Salad is so bright and fresh tasting. The dressing is flavored from a combination of fresh orange or tangerine juice along with the zest of a whole orange and soy sauce.


Orange Soy Vinaigrette
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • The zest and juice of 1/2 large orange
Salad Ingredients
  • 6 ounces of dried noodles (I used angel hair pasta)
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 8 ounces of shelled cooked edamame
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • All of the orange soy vinaigrette
  • Black or white pepper to taste


To Make the Vinaigrette
  1. Add the ingredients to a small container and shake until blended.
To Make the Salad
  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the noodles with the rest of the ingredients, including the vinaigrette. 
  3. This recipe can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 



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This recipe was adapted from Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites. It's a wonderful cookbook published in 2013. 

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  1. The dressing sounds delicious and salad looks just amazing!

  2. What a great salad that's full of great color and flavor. The dressing sounds delicious, I bet it would be good on many other foods as well.

    1. It lasts a few days too, which is so nice.

  3. Beautiful dish Karen! We also just learned that there's a fruit called tangelo:) We 'll go ahead and use orange as we don't have 'em here, perhaps adding a few drops of clementine for the aroma.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Great noodle salad Karen! But I especially love your dressing!

  5. We love edamame in our house and this dish looks like a delicious way to break out of my usual habit of just steaming and serving it as is! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. fun to see old comments.... love this salad, Karen... I've been enjoying edamame quite often, realized that it goes well with so many things

    1. I love the old comments too. And I need to make it more often.

  7. I need more cold noodle salads and I love edamame! YUM!

  8. This will be perfect this summer when my tomato plants are loaded. Plus I usually have edamame in the freezer all the time. Easy peasy.

  9. This is bursting with bright colors and flavors. Love it!

  10. This is right up my alley - fabulous flavors and lots of delicious veggies and textures!

  11. Yum! And this will be perfect for our CSA season!

  12. I never would have thought of edamame and noodles in a salad! We love edamame! And noodles. So, no brainer. Love it!

  13. This looks so fresh and delicious. I love the fresh tomatoes and edamame on top of the pasta.


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