Enjoy this Kale Edamame Zucchini Greek Salad for a lunch or dinner. Top with a poached egg or hard boiled egg for added protein.
Dinners have been really quiet the past few days, with just our youngest son at home. We dropped our three older boys off at college in a span of a week. Although I’ve gotten used to having my oldest son away (he’s a senior in college this year), I’m still adjusting to the twins being away at the same time.
It’s been a tough couple of days trying to get used to the idea that I won’t see the twins every day anymore. Losing two kids at the same time is definitely harder this time around. Driving up to our house and seeing their parked cars is a stark reminder of this reality. Dinners have been quiet without the typical banter and we’ve been trying to get into some sort of routine.
This Kale Edamame Zucchini Greek Salad was my dinner the other night as I sat by myself at the dinner table. My youngest son’s lunch period is at 10AM (isn’t that ridiculous!), so he’s starving as soon as he walks in the door. The first few days, I fed him an early dinner at 4PM. That left me eating dinner by myself a few hours later. I didn’t like that at all, so I’ve since switched things up and am now giving my son a hearty snack when he gets home so we can eat dinner together.
If you like Greek salads as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy this version made with kale, edamame and zucchini. You can use cucumber, and add some tomatoes and bell peppers if you have them. I made a batch and had half one night and the other half the next day for lunch.
Top with a poached egg or hard boiled egg if you like for a more substantial meal – that’s how I enjoyed this the next day for lunch.
Greek Style Kale Edamame Zucchini Salad
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
- 1/2 cup zucchini chopped
- 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons kalamata olives pitted, halved
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbled
- 4 cups kale chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning or use dried oregano and season with salt and pepper
- Cook edamame in water for 3 minutes or until tender. Rinse with cold water and drain; place in a bowl. Add zucchini, onion, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Mix together dressing in a small bowl and gently toss with edamame mixture. Divide kale into 2 bowls. Spoon half of edamame salad into each bowl. Drizzle extra dressing on top of salad.
Adapted from Cooking Light.