Recipe: Asian Sesame Edamame

Great for adults + kids alike!

Cooked edamame in a white bowl

Here’s a unique and delicious way to spice up those oh-so-healthy edamame (soy beans) for your next gathering or dinner party. They’re great for all ages, and they’re a terrific source of protein if you’re trying to eat less meat.

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Ingredients

2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons of pre-minced garlic in a jar)
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1 package (16-ounces) frozen shelled edamame, thawed
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon wasabi paste

Directions

  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add edamame and soy sauce and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, oil, mustard, and wasabi paste. Spoon wasabi dressing over edamame and serve.

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 4 (½ cup) servings.

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250 calories, 16 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 16 g total carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugars, 12 g protein

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