Roasted Creole Edamame
Folks have been roasting chickpeas for quite a while, but a girlfriend mentioned that she’d been making roasted edamame. I picked up some of these legumes at the market, added some oil and seasonings and whipped up this Roasted Creole Edamame.
Roasted Creole Edamame
My real-life friends know I eat a relatively healthy diet. I do succumb to the occasional cookie craving and have a heck of a time restraining myself around cookie dough, but eat more than my fair share of fruits and vegetables.
I like to have healthier snacks around the house like my homemade hummus, nuts, and seasonal fruits. I’ve been meaning to roast chickpeas, but instead found some shelled edamame in the produce section at Trader Joe’s and gave them a whirl.
Instead of a sprinkling of kosher salt, I used my Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning to give this roasted edamame a boost of flavor. Boy, was that a great idea!
What is Edamame?
Edamame basically green or immature soybeans. I have purchased the frozen version in its green pod, steamed it and served sprinkled with kosher salt for a simple side dish. But this creole edamame is even more addictive!
Formerly, more of a staple in East Asian food than American, edamame made its way to the US and is now readily found across the country.
There are many health benefits to adding edamame to your diet, like being a source of complete protein which is rare with food of a plant origin. Edamame is also high in fiber, low carb and high in folate and Vitamin K.
Because edamame a source of phytoestrogens, women with certain types of breast cancer are advised not to eat it and other soy products. Ask your physician for the latest studies when it comes to soy and breast cancer.
A Healthy Spicy Snack
The picky hubby would have nothing to do with this legume. His loss as they are rich in protein and fiber plus contain Vitamin A, C, and iron.
Edamame is a fun addition to salads, but roasting is my new favorite preparation. I like my roasted edamame a bit chewy, but roasting an extra ten minutes will give them a bit of a crunch if that’s your preference.
I’m a huge fan of this roasted edamame. It makes a delicious, healthy spicy snack! Let me know if you eat edamame and how you prepare it.
More Edamame Recipes You’ll Love:
- Cucumber Edamame Salad with Ginger Soy Vinaigrette from Noble Pig
- Edamame Guacamole Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Edamame Avocado Hummus from Well Plated
Roasted Creole Edamame
A healthy, tasty protein-packed snack.
- 9 ounces edamame, already removed from pods (I found in the produce section of Trader Joe's)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning (I used Zatarain's)
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Spread edamame on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, then sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Toss again.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
21 Comments on “Roasted Creole Edamame”
“34 teaspoon Creole seasoning (I used Zatarain’s)”
Surely you mean 3-4 teaspoons, right? Even with 4 teaspons, a 4-person serving would be 1200mg of sodium per person, so imagine 34! LOL.
Yikes, no way it’s 34! I think I missed a slash! 3/4 teaspoon should do!!! Thanks for catching that!!
My New Orleans friend sends me a fresh bottle of creole seasoning for Christmas every year, so I’ve got a bottle sitting and waiting for this recipe! Love this idea for a healthy afternoon snack.
We snack more than we should and this is a great alternative. I also love Zataran seasoning and using it for this recipe was a great choice.
What a great snack ! I always learn the new things in your blog Liz !
Sounds like a yummy healthy snack. I love the seasoning you flavored the edamame with.
I’ve never known about edamame before. It looks like beans. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for stopping by, Anna. Hope you can find edamame at your market—I think you’d enjoy it.
THIS LOOKS PHENOMENAL!! 😀
Mmm., Liz. What a great idea. How many of us now will be adapting our roasted chickpea recipes over to edamame? Love the creole flavors here.
What a beautiful and healthy treat Liz, how clever of you to add the seasoning instead of salt! I have not had a lot of success in roasting chickpeas, they are never as crunchy as I hope, but I’ll definitely try your method with the additional time to crisp them up.
I love Edamame’s I like to use them in simple stir fries or just for snacking on. These ones here look and sound fantastic.
I love healthy snacks but never had edamame. Roasting them sounds good …now I need to get some edamame 🙂
The idea is terrific! I’d die to try the fresh edamame!
What a wonderful idea. I have a feeling I might eat these like candy!
Haven’t seen the fresh edamame here yet…this looks amazing!
Mniam Liz, this recipe looks amazing! I can already imagine how good it is. Now it’s time to cook some dinner!
Hey Liz, what a great snack. Love the seasoning and can see how these would be addictive! I make a southwestern quinoa salad with edamame, but that’s the only way I’ve tried it. I’m definitely going to try roasting them!
I adore vegetables, too, and eat quite a few fruits, but not every day. Never had these before!
Looks like a good snack, love the spice:@)
Edamame are indeed uber healthy blessings! Great idea to roast them, Liz =)