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Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
This salad has all of my favorite ingredients cherry tomatoes, artichoke, edamame and last not the least cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Each of these ingredients played an important role in making this salad superb in taste and texture. A healthy and filling lunch salad with perfect balance of sweet, sour and savory.

Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
Oh!! how can I miss to mention my favorite goat cheese? Each bite with zesty lime dressing and creamy, yummy, and tangy goat cheese rounded up the salad pretty well.

In my family, eating salad for lunch for even 2-3 days continuously is a challenge in itself (what? in your family too!!). I can adjust with the salad weeks but my husband needs good delicious (and convincing) salad to save us from lunch-time trip to Panda Express ;)

By 10 am, my mind starts spinning to find best ingredients combination from refrigerator. Today, first few things that caught my attention was, cherry tomatoes and spicy greens. And then I wanted some thing filling and meaty with little crunch, spice and full of proteins. I am so proud of today's salad. Meaty artichoke hearts with spicy greens, creamy goat cheese and sweet cherry tomatoes, mouthwatering delicious!! Y U M M Y!!! I will be repeating this salad for sure next week. Just keep the vinaigrette in a separate container and this lite and bright salad can be your lunch next day.

Enjoy good health and good taste to keep you motivated for a healthy, lite and delicious New Year.

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Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes  (large cherry tomatoes sliced in half.)
  • 1-2 Cup Artichokes  (frozen artichoke hearts, washed under warm water for 1 min)
  • 1 Cup Edamame  (use precooked or steam per packages direction.)
  • Lime  (Juice of 1 lime)
  • 2-3 tbsp Cilantro  (fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves fine chopped)
  • Salt and Black Pepper  (as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil  (plus 1 tsp extra for sauteing the artichokes)
  • 2 tbsp Goat Cheese  
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion  (very thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes  (Optional)
  • 2 Cup Spring Greens Mix  (I used Spicy Green mix, can also use Baby Arugula or Baby Spinach)

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
    1. Make Vinaigrette - In a large bowl, add chopped cilantro, lime (about 1 & 1/2 tbsp) juice, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/ tsp pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil. whisk together. Thinly slice red onion and add it to the vinaigrette (lime juice will mellow the flavor of onions and will not be very spicy by the time you finish salad)
  • Step for Recipe - Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
    2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add frozen (washed) artichoke hearts and saute till slightly caramelized and tender (3-4 minutes). Meantime, slice larger cherry tomatoes to half and steam edamame (if not using precooked). I used frozen edamame and thawed'em per package direction.
  • Step for Recipe - Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, Edamame Salad with Goat Cheese, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
    3. Assemble - Once caramelized, remove artichoke hearts from the heat. In the bowl with vinaigrette, add spicy green mix (or arugula or spinach if using). Top it with diced tomatoes, shelled, steamed edamame, artichokes and crumble 2 tbsp goat cheese over the top. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on the goat cheese. Refrigerate till ready to serve. You don't want to toss the salad until ready to serve.
  • 4. Just before serving, toss the salad to combine all ingredients with the vinaigrette sitting at the bottom. Transfer to a salad platter or two individual salad bowls, serve and enjoy!!!

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  1. Tried this salad for lunch yesterday. It was really really good. so satisfying, even after finishing I was thinking of the flavors. I don't mind to have a plate right now!! thanks for sharing.
  2. all I can say is - yummmmmy!!! love the edamame and cherry tomato in pic. good job!!!