Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Edamame! Eat it!

Edamame is my favorite...I covet Ruby Tuesday's salad bar because they have it. I always get a little mixed greens and top them with heaping spoonfuls of edamame when we go. Its just another way to say soybeans and we all know that soybeans are soooo good for us.

Just a half cup of edamame packs nearly 17 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber! As with any bean they do have a little fat-but its the good fat and not the bad so not to worry...enjoy!

My favorite way to eat it is blanched and chilled, but I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate it into our meals because it does pack such a healthy punch.

I threw this dish together last night to go alongside some pork we were eating...Its sort of like a succotash style dish...just sans corn and I added a bit of basil and parmesan to give it a little something extra.

Edamame with Peppers and Parmesan
1 bag frozen edamame
1/2 of a red pepper diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup (or more-you can never have too much cheese) paremesan cheese
kosher salt
~Cook edamame according to package directions, drain and set aside.

~While edamame is cooking saute the onions and peppers in the olive oil, add slat and pepper to taste.
~Combine pepper and onion mix with edamame and add parmesan and basil, stir to incorporate. Eat!


H.K. said...

I found your blog on top 100 weight/health blogs on USpharmD. I usually edaname beans as a snack or adding them to my salad and never knew how to cook them.

Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh... this is something I'm craving. I'm going to make it tomorrow! Thanks for posting the recipe. I love edamame!

Shaye said...

Yum! This looks amazing and I'm totally stealing it. ;)