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Edamame 3 Ways

Posted on 01 September 2017

Edamame are a powerhouse of nutrition. Soybeans are one of the plant sources of complete protein; one cup provides at least five percent of all recommended daily nutrients except Vitamin D. Here are 3 delicious, healthy, and vegetarian recipes utilizing the versatile legume. Using a few of Amoretti’s premium ingredients, the flavors of each dish are guaranteed to make for a happy gathering! May the pods be ever in your flavor.

Ingredients

CILANTRO EDAMAME HUMMUS
  • 1 - 12 oz package frozen shelled edamame
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp cilantro oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
MEDITERRANEAN EDAMAME SALAD
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¾ tbsp dried oregano or 1½ tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup Amoretti® Organic Extra Virgin Finishing Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked, shelled edamame
  • ⅔ cup thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese
  • 2 cups lettuce or greens (can sub arugula or spinach)
ASIAN INSPIRED EDAMAME
  • 8 oz unshelled fresh or frozen edamame
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 fl oz soy sauce
  • 1 fl oz rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ⅛ tsp Amoretti® Orange Zest Oil Extract O.S.
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Directions

CILANTRO EDAMAME HUMMUS
  1. Place edamame into a large pot and cover with salted water.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Purée edamame, garlic, tahini, water, cilantro oil, lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  4. Serve with pita chips.
MEDITERRANEAN EDAMAME SALAD
  1. To prepare vinaigrette: combine vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Mix with a whisk or in the blender.
  2. Slowly add olive oil and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To prepare salad: combine edamame, tomatoes, onion, olives, feta and vinaigrette. Let marinate 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, toss or serve salad with lettuce or greens.
ASIAN INSPIRED EDAMAME
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the edamame. Bring water back to a boil; cook for 5 minutes or until tender, drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chili flakes and crushed garlic, sauté lightly for 30 seconds.
  3. Add edamame and stir to heat through, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and rice wine vinegar, stir 1 minute to coat evenly and heat through.
  4. Shake the sesame oil and Orange Zest Oil Extract in a small container until well combined. Stir into the skillet until well incorporated.
  5. Transfer to plate and serve hot. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Edamame makes a great appetizer and snack!

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