Edamame & Walnut Salad

This simple recipe combines avocado with spinach and walnuts, along with some lemon juice and edamame beans to provide a nutritious meal that aligns with a range of goals.

Avocado is an excellent source of energy on a low-carb diet, providing monounsaturated fats and fibre along with vitamin B5, B6, E, K folate, copper and potassium.  

The spinach adds a hefty dose of vitamins A and C along with iron, potassium and calcium while the walnuts add some omega 3, copper and manganese while boosting the protein a little.


One serve provides 570 calories, 19 g protein, 50 g fat and 10 g of net carbs


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 40 g walnuts halves
  • 50 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 an avocado, sliced
  • 70 g edamame beans, steamed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place walnuts into a small frying pan and cook over medium heat, shaking the frying pan often, for 3 – 4 minutes or until walnuts are golden and roasted, remove from heat.
  • Arrange spinach, avocado and edamame on serving plates.
  • Sprinkle over walnuts.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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