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.
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 creole 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
- 9 ounces shelled edamame (I found in the produce section of Trader Joe's)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (I used Star Food's brand)
- 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.