Edamame Sandwich with Carrots & Ranch Recipe



    It turns out most kids don’t turn down edamame and carrots—especially with a bit of ranch dressing!


    A few of weeks ago I was a “salad bar supervisor” at my first grader’s public elementary school. (It was so fun to get a glimpse of the goings on in the school cafeteria!)

    I was interested in seeing whether the kids had much of an interest in the salad bar. While I admit the other parent and I had to lure them over, all kids who approached happily took edamame and/or carrots with a side of ranch dressing. These were the only bins that needed replenishing (more than once)! Sure, a handful of kids took other items here and there, but none of the other offerings could compete with the edamame and carrots!

    I wasn’t too sure how an entirely veggie sandwich would go over with my boys, but I was pleasantly surprised! My four-year-old ate this right up! And my first grader, well, let’s just say I’m just pleased when he eats a few cooked carrots! Keep reading to see how I made this edamame sandwich with carrots and ranch dressing for my kids.

    Edamame Sandwich with Carrots & Ranch Dressing

    I've got the key to making a veggie sandwich your kids will beg for!

    Prep Time:
    Servings: 1


    • cream cheese: 1 tablespoon
    • ranch dressing: 1 teaspoon
    • your favorite bread: 2 slices
    • shelled edamame: 2 tablespoons
    • grated carrots: 2 tablespoons


    Step 1: In a tiny mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese with the dressing.  

    Step 2: Spread half of this mixture on the surface of each slice of bread.

    Step 3: Place the carrots and edamame on top of one slice and place the other one on top. Delicious!

    Some additional notes: You can purchase carrots already grated to save time. For a sandwich, it's much nicer to have little pieces of carrot, rather than large chunks. I love toasted bread for sandwiches, but for a lunch box I prefer "untoasted" bread, as toasted bread may become very hard after a couple hours.


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