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Roasted Salted Soybeans Perfect For Snacking!
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Soybean Edamame Pesto Recipe
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Easy Salted Edamame
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Crispy Parmesan Wasabi Soybeans
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Dried Salted Edamame Soybeans
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Lunch Time – Cilantro shrimp and Edamame Beans

Roasted Salted Soybeans Perfect For Snacking!

Roasted Salted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. These are perfect for healthy snacking! 

A few years ago I learned how easy it is to grow soybeans in your garden.  They tend to be one of those plants where you plant a seed, don’t do much else and suddenly you have beans galore to pick.    Soybeans can be used in many recipes, including fresh edamame,  pesto for pasta/dip.   For this harvest I wanted to use some of our soybeans for a roasted healthy snack, something where I can throw a bunch in a bag and enjoy at my desk at work or a road trip.     I love guilt free snacking so I love these Roasted Salted Soybeans. 

Roasted Salted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. These are perfect for healthy snacking!

Roasted Salted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. These are perfect for healthy snacking!

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Soybean Edamame Pesto Recipe

Soybean Edamame Pesto, a easy and delicious pesto recipe using soybeans! Use this as a appetizer dip or serve over pasta. 

With all the soybeans we just picked I had one idea in mind – Soybean Edamame Pesto!

This pesto is delicious and tastes ultra fresh.  If you have a bunch of soybeans and don’t know what to do with them then it’s even better as this pesto freezes amazing for months so that means you can have some of your Summer harvest in Winter – one of my favorite ways to enjoy dinner!
Soybean Edamame Pesto, a easy and delicious pesto recipe using soybeans!

The main ingredients in this pesto are soybeans, almonds and garlic.  Many pesto recipes call for pine nuts but have you seen the price of them? Yikes! No thanks!  I stick with almonds that are just a few dollars and last me multiple batches of pesto.  The recipe only calls for 1/4 cup almonds so a $4 container of them can make quite a bunch of pesto!

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Easy Salted Edamame

This Homemade Salted Edamame tastes just like your favorite Japanese restaurant. This healthy recipe takes 15 minutes and requires 2 ingredients. Make it as a side dish or a snack!

Who’s ready to pop a few soybeans right in their mouth?
This Homemade Salted Edamame tastes just like your favorite Japanese restaurant. This healthy recipe takes 15 minutes and requires 2 ingredients. Make it as a side dish or a snack!

Ok, me too! Grab a few soybeans and let’s get snacking!

I love edamame. I went through this phase where every time I ordered sushi I also ordered a big bowl of edamame to go with it.   Then I got to thinking, why don’t we grow our own soybeans?  So we bought some seeds, planted them in our containers and BOOM! SOYBEANS!  Ok maybe it wasn’t that instant, but it was pretty much that easy. Since the beginning we’ve had lots of luck growing soybeans in containers.  This year they have grown to new heights and soon they will be all picked to be frozen and enjoyed for many happy edamame snacking sessions.

Edamame is easy to make at home and tastes just like the Japanese restaurant! All you need is soybeans and salt!

What’s edamame best with?  Just a little bit of salt.  That’s it.  Beans and salt.  Just a few ingredients makes one of the most delicious and healthy snacks you can eat.
Edamame is easy to make at home and tastes just like the Japanese restaurant! All you need is soybeans and salt!

Is it easy to make edamame? Yes!  All you do is boil the soybeans for a few minutes, drain and you’re set.   
Edamame is easy to make at home and tastes just like the Japanese restaurant! All you need is soybeans and salt!

Sprinkle a little sea salt on top and hello gorgeous! I’m going to eat you!
Edamame is easy to make at home and tastes just like the Japanese restaurant! All you need is soybeans and salt!

Then start nibbling away.  They’re healthy and addictive.  That’s a pretty happy match, don’t you think? 
Edamame is easy to make at home and tastes just like the Japanese restaurant! All you need is soybeans and salt!

Easy Salted Edamame
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Ingredients
  1. Soybeans (fresh or frozen)
  2. Sea Salt to Taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil.
  2. Add soybeans and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain soybeans and put soybeans in bowl.
  4. Sprinkle salt on top and enjoy your edamame!
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This Homemade Salted Edamame tastes just like your favorite Japanese restaurant. This healthy recipe takes 15 minutes and requires 2 ingredients. Make it as a side dish or a snack!

 

Crispy Parmesan Wasabi Soybeans

 Lately I’ve been craving healthy snacks – peas, almonds, crispy soybeans and plenty of fruits.  Raspberries tend to disappear quickly when I’m near them, I can easily eat one of those small little pints for a snack which leaves it as a expensive snack but so worth it.  Why can’t raspberries be cheap?  I’m constantly on the lookout for them on sale.   There’s a market near me that they’re occasional on sale at and when they are, I get hearts in  my eyes and skip home (with raspberries in hand).  What’s your favorite berry?  We grow a bunch of strawberries in the garden but I’m thinking we need to start growing raspberries next year! 

Soybeans are one of my other favorite snacks and even better when I can make them straight from the garden!  Within 30 minutes you can enjoy crispy Edamame soybeans!  And trust me, they will make you snack happy!  I could snack on these all day, actually sometimes I do! 

In my Dried Salted Edamame recipe we dry them for over 6 hours, but sometimes you don’t want to wait all day for Soybeans.  In this recipe here they are done in 30 minutes and are covered in Parmesan and wasabi.   The wasabi adds a nice spicy touch while the Parmesan gives it a bit of salt.     As soon as they come out of the oven, I’m practically picking up handfuls and throwing them in my mouth.

You can use fresh or thawed soybeans for this recipe.  If using frozen, make sure to pat them with a towel after thawing so you get the water out as best as you can.  The less  water locked in, the more crispy you can get the beans.

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I used freshly picked soybeans for this recipe straight from the garden.

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A little hard work of deshelling leaves me with beautiful beans.

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Into the oven they go..

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Out of the oven they come..

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Into the oven they go..

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Out of the oven they come..

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You want to keep them in the oven until they slightly start  to brown and become crispy.

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Then throw them in a bowl and enjoy!

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You can store these for quite some time too but they never last that long with me nearby. 🙂

Crispy Parmesan Wasabi Soybeans
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of shelled edamame soybeans (thawed or fresh)
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
  5. 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl mix all ingredients so soybeans are well covered.
  4. Place soybeans on cookie sheet, spreading them out so they are one layer.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until they are crispy and slightly browned. Flip the soybeans half way through.
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Dried Salted Edamame Soybeans

First, I have to share a link with you.  It’s portraits of Grandmas from around the world with their cuisine.   The series portrays grandmothers from 58 different countries, each posing right before they start cooking and then presenting their signature dish in the end. It’s amazing!

Ok now on to the post..

I love soybeans.

I think I start every post with “I love (insert something”). 

I love cheese.  I love cats.  I love donuts.  I love snowmen.  I love pumpkins. I love you. 

But soybeans, yeah, I love them guys.    We had a great soybean year and it’s still going on with more plants to pick.  The last few days have been chilly and windy but the garden calls, so I throw on a hat and a dramatic attitude (“I’m so cold! I’m not going to survive!”) and get picking soybeans.

So with so many soybeans – what’s a girl  to do? Snack on them of course!   I know, dried snacks aren’t usually the first thing you think of when you think soybeans.  You might think of edamame which is  absolutely delicious, but I wanted  something to crunch, something with a little salt on it.  I’m not a big potato chip fan (*gasp*) so Salted Dried Soybeans take the place of a movie snack, a afternoon snack, a throw in my bag and eat while waiting for the subway snack.  I just can’t get enough of them!

If you like this recipe, I would definitely recommend making in big batches if possible.  This will save you time in drying, plus it will leave you with more soybeans to eat!

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Dried Salted Edamame Soybeans
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups shelled edamame soybeans - thawed or fresh
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with olive oil.
  3. Put the soybeans on the baking sheet, mixing them in the olive oil until they're all coated.
  4. Sprinkle mustard powder, sugar and sea salt on top, mix again.
  5. Bake for 6 hours and 30 minutes, opening the oven every 30 minutes to stir.
  6. When done, put dried soybeans in bowl and sprinkle sea salt on top to taste.
  7. Store in jar, enjoy!
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This is our soybeans right out of the freezer.  Soybeans don’t take long to thaw, just a few minutes.  Try to break up any large clumps with your hands.

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Coat with olive oil, sugar, salt and mustard powder. Into the oven they go..

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Hours later you have delicious snackalicious soybeans!

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Store in a jar, for this I love saving almond or peanut jars and reusing them. Also look at the amazing artistic ability I have, this is what a private art school education can get you! (and loans that will make you cry). 

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Essy approved.

Lunch Time – Cilantro shrimp and Edamame Beans

Say hello to my new favorite lunch and hopefully yours too! This is low in calories but high in flavor.
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Cilantro shrimp and Edamame Beans
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 pound shrimp, peeled
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. salt + pepper
  5. 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  6. 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  7. 1/2 cup frozen edamame
Instructions
  1. Defrost Shrimp.
  2. Chop up Cilantro.
  3. Mince garlic.
  4. Pour olive oil in your pan on medium heat. Heat up until hot.
  5. Add your shrimp to the heated oil and heat up for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add salt/pepper.
  7. Flip each shrimp over to get the other side.
  8. Add minced garlic.
  9. Heat these up for another 2 minutes.
  10. Move your shrimp to a plate.
  11. Add your lime juice. Since lime is intense I like to add 1/8 tsp and keep building up by adding a little bit more at a time.
  12. Add your cilantro on top.
  13. Then toss everything all around.
  14. Add your edamame on the side, or mix together with shrimp.
To Cook Edamame
  1. Edamame are young soybeans. The beans are young and green when they are picked, so they are soft when you eat them. To make them just simply bring water to boil, add your beans and some salt and then continue to boil for 5 minutes. Drain and serve. I don’t even put anything on top of them, they’re that good by themselves.
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