Edamame, Haloumi and Noodle Salad

by Collette White | 21 May, 2020

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well. I am here again this week with another Vegetarian based dinner that I especially created for my Miss ‘almost’ 16 and, also, something that my entire family will enjoy. There are a few ‘substitution’ options in the ‘notes’ section at the end of the recipe so be sure to read this and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions. I am always happy to help as best I can. I would love to hear from you (or see a photo!) when you make this – you can tag me on Instagram @collette_cutoutthecrap …. keep well! 


200g edamame beans

400g edamame noodles

1 cup raw cashew pieces

¼ cup sesame seeds

¼ cup tamari soy sauce

1 tspn sesame oil

½ tspn sesame oil * extra

1 clove garlic – grated

2cm x 1cm fresh ginger – grated

400g broccoli – roughly cut into pieces

¼ purple cabbage – cut into 1cm thin strips

6 spring onions – cut into ½ – 1cm slices

200-300g haloumi cheese – cut into 1cm slices


Prepare the edamame beans and edamame noodles as per packet. Drain well and place both into a large serving bowl.

Lightly toast the cashews and sesame seeds in a fry pan (I do this without any oil), until golden. Set aside.

Place the tamari soy sauce and 1 tspn of sesame oil into a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Heat the extra sesame oil in a wok and lightly stir-fry the garlic, ginger, broccoli, cabbage and spring onions – don’t overcook them – you want them to still be crunchy and ‘warm’ for a ‘salad’.

Meanwhile, cook the haloumi cheese as per packet (I cook mine in the griddle on the stove top for 2-3 minutes either side).

Place the cashews and sesame seeds as well as the stir-fried vegetables into the serving bowl with the edamame beans and noodles. Mix gently but thoroughly.

Pour the sauce over the salad and once again mix gently but thoroughly, until the salad is coated well with the sauce.

Serve salad in individual bowls and top with haloumi cheese before enjoying.

Serves 4-6



  • The amount of haloumi you buy will depend on how many people you are serving – personally I put 2-3 pieces of haloumi with each serving
  • Tamari soy sauce is available as a Gluten free soy sauce – if you don’t need GF you can swap this for soy sauce of your choice
  • I get my edamame noodles from the ‘international’ section of the supermarket – if you can’t source them, you can swap them for any noodle or pasta of choice
  • Don’t like edamames? That’s ok! Swap them for green peas or green beans
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,