Thursday, August 7, 2008

Edamame Me Up

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Ok. I have never run my air conditioner so much in a single week as this week. So I'm thinking now is not the best time to test out the new oven. Oh well.

Instead, I'm been trying out some nice cool summer recipes. This one involves edamame. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, edamame is basically green soybeans. I get them by the bag in the freezer section of my local supermarket (where they keep the veggies).

I made this for myself for lunch today, but it can easily be a side dish for amost any meal. My friend made it once without the fresh basil (dried) and used goat cheese instead of feta. Yeah, ok.
Here's a tip: DON'T DO THAT. Follow the recipe exactly, use fresh ingredients, and it will be yummo.

Edamame with Cranberries, Feta and Basil

1 16oz bag frozen, shelled edamame
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4 c fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
2 TBsp olive oil
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese

1. Cook edamame according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water. Pat dry.
2. Toss edamame with cranberries, basil, oil, and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently stir in feta cheese. Serve chilled or at room temp.

This is delicious, especially over a bed of greens. And heart healthy!

5 comments:

Chicki said...

Definitely not my style, but my vegetarian daughter will probably love it!

Kristen Painter said...

I sent this link to a friend of mine - this recipe combines a lot of things she likes (me too, actually.)

lainey bancroft said...

I want your oven!

And um, yeah. How come you have that gorgeous oven and you're eating nasty soybeans. Sigh, I've tried to like them, they are good for you, but bleck.

Patricia W. said...

I've wondered about endamame. I've heard they're kind of sweet and kind of crunchy. Is that true?

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, I love edamame and only usually have it when I go out for sushi, but I will definitely have to try this recipe - it sounds great!