Roasted Edamame…Perfect for an Light Appetizer or Snack

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Edamame…  What a great discovery for those of us who like to munch!  Packed with protein and fiber, these little green gems make a fun, satisfying, skinny snack or appetizer.  Normally boiled, I found they’re supremely tasty when roasted.  I’ve generously seasoned them before popping in the oven.  Be sure to make oodles of these wonder veggies because they take minutes to prep before roasting and disappear as quickly…

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil

½ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

⅛ teaspoon paprika

1 pound bag frozen edamame (in pods), thawed

½ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, and paprika.

3. Spread the thawed edamame on a baking pan.  Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the top and toss to coat.  Arrange edamame in a single layer on the baking pan.

4. Roast uncovered in oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until they start to brown.  Season with more salt and pepper, if desired

5. Serve warm.  Roasted Edamame can be prepared a day in advance, refrigerated and warmed before serving.

Makes 6 servings


Food Fact

Edamame is the Japanese name for green soybeans.  These fresh soybeans are picked when they’re fully grown but before they become completely mature.  To eat, pop the pods and shell them as you would peanuts.


Healthy Benefit

Edamame (soybeans) have many benefits.  They’re extremely high in protein and fiber, provide useful amounts of B vitamins, significant calcium and a little zinc.  Some research has indicated that a soybean rich diet may help prevent or slow the spread of breast cancer.


Shopping Tip

Look for edamame in the freezer section of your supermarket.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS
Plus 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
65 calories, 3g fat, 4g protein, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 213mg sodium,1g sugar
FAT FACTS: same as skinny facts for this recipe