Eda-what!

Recently, tons of blogs and magazines have been going on and on about the health benefits of edamame, which is actually a soybean. They'...

Recently, tons of blogs and magazines have been going on and on about the health benefits of edamame, which is actually a soybean. They're low in fat and calories and high in fiber, protein, vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. They're actually really yummy and can be used for anything that calls for chickpeas (like hummus).

So, last time I was grocery shopping, I picked up a bag of frozen steam in bag edamame, unshelled and still in the pods. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them once I got them home, but I wanted to try them out. 
So, like most other vegetables, I assumed they'd be more than delicious roasted. 
Spoiler: they were. 

Roasted Edamame

Ingredients:
-One bag unshelled steam in bag edamame
-Olive oil
-Sea salt
-Black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. Pour bag of edamame into a strainer and run under hot water for about a minute. This thaws out the edamame quickly and makes them easier to peel. 

3. Empty thawed pods onto dish towel and pat dry. 

3. Peel edamame pods. You can do this is different ways, all of which are easy. You can cut off the ends and squeeze out the pods, or if they're thawed enough, you can just peel the pods open. 


4. Once the pods are all peeled, drizzle the edamame with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. (You can taste the edamame before cooking to make sure they're seasoned to taste)

5. Spread seasoned edamame beans onto a foil lined pan and placed into preheated oven. 

6. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. 

7. Enjoy while warm. 


Edamame is also really good chilled on top of salads or in hummus. 


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