A super-healthy snack! Edamame are immature soybeans. Roasted and seasoned, it's a snack everyone can feel good about.
- 1 (12-ounce) package frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spread thawed edamame onto a clean dish towel to dry. Place in a medium bowl.
- In a small bowl, stir together oil, basil, chili powder, onion salt, cumin, paprika and black pepper.
- Drizzle mixture over soybeans and toss to coat well.
- Arrange beans in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
- Roast, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring once, until soybeans begin to brown. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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- When purchasing frozen vegetables or fruits, read the ingredients to make sure there are no additives such as salt, fat or sugar.
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- Frozen edamame in the shell can also be prepared this way. Pop the soybean out of the shell to eat.
- Edamame can be cooked in a variety of ways: steamed, boiled, roasted or microwaved.
- Seasoning for edamame is limited only by your imagination. Try Parmesan cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, sesame seeds or red pepper flakes.
- Use roasted edamame in a trail mix.