Avocado Tomato Edamame Salad

This salad is the perfect side for meals where you wish you had some more veggies on the table but just haven't the time or energy to make it happen. We love it with our turmeric hummus pita pocket for a quick, tasty and nutritious lunch. 

As discussed in our calcium series, edamame are a great non-dairy source of calcium with one cup providing 100 mg of this important mineral for bone, teeth and other health. They also provide good quality plant protein. iron, vitamin C and fiber. Avocados are the new 'black' when it comes to nutrition - everyone is eating them constantly and for good reason. With good quality fats that improve heart health and cholesterol, vitamin K which improves the retention of calcium, folate, fiber and vitamin C, these creamy treats from nature are an essential superfood. Tomatoes also provide a burst of vitamin C and vitamin K among other nutrients making this a thrown together in seconds salad you can feel incredibly good about. 

1-2 toddler servings

1/2 avocado chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
1/4 cup edamame boiled in salted water for 4-6 minutes until soft
1/2 small lemon juiced 
Salt, pepper to taste
Pinch, about 1/8 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl. Give them a loving stir. Serve as a delicious, refreshing, ultra nutritious side dish. 

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