Feta, Cranberry & Edamame Salad

Is it Friday already?! Is anyone else amazed at how fast time is flying by? It’s almost September!! I have a FULL September, and am ridiculously stoked for it.

September Plans:

  • football party (NFL season starts sooo soon!)
  • Rascal Flatts concert with Bestie
  • few church events
  • a friend’s wedding
  • Ninja and I’s 3 year anniversary!

And next week I should have something really exciting to share with you guys, but you’ll have to wait until then. I want to have it in my hands before I start bragging about it!

Today’s eats


  • green monster made with kale, flax, naner, kefir and ice
  • kefir with bloobs, whole wheat toast with PB, cantaloupe
  • sweet tater fries, turkey burger on top 1/2 whole grain bun with greens
  • naner soft serve

I know it looks like I’m missing a meal, but I promise you I did eat lunch. After my smoothie I ate a huge cup of this new creation!

Feta, Cranberry and Edamame Salad
A protein packed salad loaded with flavors. The perfect summer snack or side dish!


  • 1 pkg fresh edamame, shelled
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/4 C fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 C feta cheese
  • 1 T olive oil
  • squeeze of fresh lemon
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch pepper

Boil some water in a small pan. Once boiling, add cranberries and remove from heat. Let rehydrate 5 minutes. Drain, then pat dry. Mix everything together. Let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before devouring.


Bonus: I got the edamame on sale!



I must admit, I’m pretty sure my home-grown basil made this dish. It was so fresh and so delicious. The mixture of flavors in this salad are incredible!

Giveaway Winner
Thanks so much to everyone who entered, but of course there can only be 1 winner. And the winner is….

Allie from Forgotten Beast!!

Email me at katalysthealth@gmail.com girl. I need your address to ship out your headband!

What is your favorite way to use edamame? I want to try making some guacamole with it next!


  1. says

    Ya know, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten edamame before… but I’ve gone the grilled chicken, cranberry, and feta cheese route before if that counts 😀 And I seriously can’t believe that it’s almost September. Part of me is sad that summer is leaving, but I absolutely LOVE Fall, so I’m looking forward to the leaves changing and all the delicious seasonal eats :)

    Happy Friday!

  2. says

    I am so happy about this, you have no idea! Although maybe you do, since I think I’ve expressed my happiness via e-mail, Twitter, and now blog comments ;D And a delicious salad on the side doesn’t hurt. You have got to let us know if you make edamame guac, I love the sound of that! (And I’m excited to see this surprise you’re getting…)

  3. says

    You do indeed have a full schedule ahead of you for September! Lots of good stuff though, I think it makes for the summer ending to be a bit less bitter eh? The salad looks great too Kat, edamame is among my favorites and so darn good for you too


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