Sesame Lime Summer Salad

This summer salad packs a ton of flavor but is simple to prepare. It has over 10 grams of plant-based protein and makes a perfect side salad or starter. Enjoy it as a main dish with some added protein.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes || Makes 4 servings


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 2 cups edamame, shelled
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

To simplify your prep, you can use frozen shelled edamame and pre-chopped vegetables.


  • ¼ cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Pinch of salt


In a large salad bowl, combine all salad ingredients until well mixed. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well coated.


230 calories

11 g protein

10 g fat

24 g carbohydrates (8 g fiber)


Protein recommendations to turn this side salad into a main meal

3 oz tofu

10 g protein

5 g fat

1 g carbohydrates

3 oz cooked shrimp

20 g protein

1 g fat

1 g carbohydrate

4 oz teriyaki glazed salmon

20 g protein

6 g fat

8 g carbohydrates

By Kate Lyman

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