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Lemon Potato & Edamame Salad

In the end of May we are going to Denmark to have a welcome-to-the-world picnic for Elsa. We have invited friends and family to a lovely park called Dyrehavsbakken (The Deer Park Hill), a large forest park north of Copenhagen, and yes, deers do run around freely there! To keep it simple we have asked everyone to bring their own favorite dish. We might bring our Spinach Muffins together with this cold Lemon Potato & Edamame Salad. It literally sings spring, has a fresh lemon taste and is really easy to make.

Potatoes have been blacklisted in the health/food world the last couple of years because of all the low-carb-diets. Such a shame! Potatoes are actually good for your health because they contain fiber, vitamins B6 and C, lots of potassium, plus phytochemicals that help keep your blood pressure normal. So, a potato a day might actually keep the doctor away…

Lemon Potato & Edamame Salad
Serves 4 – 6

1 kg potatoes
500 g edamame beans (fresh shelled soy beans), we use frozen

4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 organic lemon (juice and peel)
2 tbsp hemp seeds (or sesame seeds)
salt & pepper

Boil the potatoes and set aside. Boil some water and pour it over the frozen edamame beans, let them soak for a couple of minutes and then remove the shell. Mix the marinade and cut the potatoes in medium size pieces. Mix potatoes, edamame beans and the marinade in a bowl and serve on a big plate, or bring it in a picnic-box!

We finish this post with a picture of Elsa and her new best friend. An organic pacifier. She has been down with a respiratory virus infection during these last two weeks – coughing and crying all the time – and we have been worried big time. Therefore we gave her the pacifier to help her calm down, and she loved it! Now she feels much better, but she doesn’t let her new best friend out of sight.


  1. Posted 13 Apr ’10 at 22:23 | #

    Wow, what a great dish. Vegetarians never had it so good!

    Lovely picture of Elsa! What a cutie.

  2. Posted 13 Apr ’10 at 23:17 | #

    What a gorgeous salad! :-) Nearly all my relatives are in Denmark and I’ve spent many a happy day there. :-) Hope you have a wonderful time!

  3. Posted 14 Apr ’10 at 08:07 | #

    Mmm…healthy and delicious. I love edamame. They are so delicious and healthy.

  4. Posted 14 Apr ’10 at 10:54 | #

    This potato salad is mouth-watering!

  5. Posted 14 Apr ’10 at 16:20 | #

    What could I use if I don’t have hemp seeds on hand? Sesame? Flax? Any suggestions?


    • Posted 14 Apr ’10 at 17:32 | #

      Hi Tara!
      You could use sesame seeds instead of hemp, i’ll add it as an alternative in the recipe! :)

  6. Posted 14 Apr ’10 at 17:13 | #

    You are right, it does sing spring. Lovely! What a doll Elsa is, I am glad she is feeling better!

  7. Posted 16 Apr ’10 at 01:08 | #

    The salad sounds great – I will try it for sure! And it will be even easier for me because I usually buy my edamame already shelled!

  8. Posted 17 Apr ’10 at 21:39 | #

    Wow, this recipe looks easy and delicious, thank you! BTW, your daughter is beautiful! I never could get any of my children to take pacifiers! Congratulations on the wonderful new addition to your lives!

  9. Posted 22 Apr ’10 at 00:19 | #

    How vibrant and fresh! Definitely making this next time I hit my neighborhood farmer’s market.

  10. Posted 22 Apr ’10 at 00:42 | #

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! And the salad is so simple but sounds so delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. Posted 23 Apr ’10 at 02:10 | #

    Potatoes are good! Definitely a shame that people avoid them. This sounds like a unique pair with the edamame.

  12. Posted 23 Apr ’10 at 15:33 | #

    Excited to see you in the top 9 today (doubly excited cuz I’m there for the first time, too). Great looking salad and your baby is too sweet.

  13. Posted 24 Apr ’10 at 00:15 | #

    Amazing. Once again you hit me with an awesome recipe. And a lot of bright beautiful colors in your pictures.

  14. Posted 30 Apr ’10 at 23:45 | #

    I made this salad this week and cannot believe how incredibly simple and delicious it was! Your blog posts always have beautiful photos and the recipes I’ve tried have been wonderful. Thank you for sharing your photos and recipes!

  15. Posted 1 Oct ’11 at 20:30 | #

    Oh, I adore your work! I came across this recipe (with photo) on pinterest. It looks amazing.

  16. Posted 7 Dec ’11 at 19:02 | #

    This looks fantastic!
    The carni-omnivore-surrounded Vegetarian teen thanks you. <3
    I'm planning to try EVERYTHING on this blog. :)

  17. Anette
    Posted 3 Jun ’17 at 10:12 | #

    I tried this recipe yesterday, although i made it with green asparagus instead of edamame beans. It was great! Thank you for a simple, yet great recipe.

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