- 1/4 cup (1.5 ounces) frozen shelled edamame
- 1/3 cup (3 ounces) seitan, diced
- One quarter (1 ounce) of a very ripe avocado, diced
- 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (low-sodium variety if you are watching your salt intake)
- 2 drops pure sesame seed oil (yes, just a mere 2 drops)
- Put the edamame in a microwave-save bowl. Cover with water, and nuke for 20-40 seconds (or until the edamame are heated all the way through). Once warm, drain the water and place the cooked edamame in a bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl.
- Stir the ingredients with a spoonula to coat everything evenly.
- Smile. You just made a meal in literally 2 minutes. Boom. Eat, and enjoy.
Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving (approximates): 235 calories, 8.5 g fat, 12.5 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 28 g protein.
Mental Cost (ingredient availability): For most people, pretty low
Financial Cost (ingredient cost): Rather low
Emotional Cost (cooking skill level): Super low
Time Cost (recipe preparation): Super DUPER low
Life Cost (clean up time/effort): Delightfully low
Worth It? (rate from 1-5): 4.919
Miscellaneous suggestions, insights, and/or thoughts:
I did not intend to make a recipe today. I came home from yoga class, looked in my fridge, saw that I had avocado and seitan that I needed to use up in the next day or two, and racked my brain for what I could make that was a little different (as I was once again getting kind of bored with my food). Thinking back to a fun sushi meal I had a few weeks ago, I decided to throw these six ingredients together and see how a dish might turn out – and I was genuinely surprised to learn that things turned out super-well! This salad is crunchy (from the edamame) yet also creamy (from the avocado); sweet (from the chili sauce) but also earthy (from the seitan); filling but not heavy; and overall quite delicious and satisfying. I had intended to make this dish just once – but I have a feeling this one might become a new standard in my meal planning repertoire. Yay for successful experiments!