The Perfect Salty Snack
My Easy Edamame is, well, so easy! That’s because all you need are two ingredients: soy sauce and edamame (an Asian soybean). I prefer to eat the edamame on top of a salad, but they’re also great for a yummy and healthy snack in a pinch. That’s because they have lots of protein and the soy sauce gives such a great salty flavor without being overpowering. I love a good salad but I know it can get boring after a while – that’s why adding new ingredients like edamame is so important to making eating healthy fun and delicious!
In the morning I decided to roast some Taco Spiced Cauliflower, which I absolutely love. It has so much flavor and you can eat so much of it without it being super calorie-dense. I decided Mick and I should have a chopped salad for lunch, so we got out some leftovers, salad greens, and the cauliflower I roasted. I also saw the bag of edamame that I had defrosted in the fridge, so I decided to cook that up too.
Easy Edamame Was Born!
When I told Mick I was adding the edamame to our salads he said, “Why don’t you add soy sauce?” GENIUS. Edamame is an Asian soybean pod so it absolutely goes perfectly with soy sauce. So all we did was add some soy sauce to the pan that I steamed the edamame in – and it was AMAZING. It honestly didn’t need anything else to be delicious!
…. And lunch was made! (see my chopped salad below) On my plate is sprouted zesty seasoned sunflower and pumpkin seeds (Go Raw brand), fresh organic salsa (from Costco), chopped salad greens, Whole Foods store-made red pepper pesto, my Taco Spiced Cauliflower, and the Easy Edamame!
Easy EdamamePrint This
- 2 cups frozen shelled edamame
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce (or to taste)
- Add edamame to a large pan. Add a few splashes of water and let steam until cooked through (time should be on the package).
- Add your soy sauce to the pan, toss the edamame in it, then let it cook onto the beans for a few minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!