3.31.2011

Roasted Edamame

Roasted edamame is my new favorite roasted vegetable. My kids absolutely loved it, I loved it, we all loved it. I made a big pan of roasted cauliflower and edamame to serve along side falafel patties the other night, I had a hard time saving any for my husband who wasn't home for dinner, the kids just wanted to keep on nibbling the crunchy toasty beans, I did too.

The preparation is very simple too and cooking time and temperature can be adjusted to what's already in the oven. Cook it longer at lower temperatures and shorter at higher temperatures, so easy!

Roasted Edamame
oven 350˚
cooking time 35-40 minutes

one 16 ounce bag of shelled edamame
2 TBSP oil, I use olive oil
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
pinch of pepper

pour the frozen edamame into a 9x13 in baking pan
pour the oil over it and stir to coat the beans
sprinkle on salt and pepper
bake for 35-40 minutes at 350˚
or for a longer or shorter time depending on oven heat
serve and eat while hot

Do you roast vegetables for your kids? I have found that my kids will eat most vegetables when they are roasted. They will actually eat most vegetables but they like them best roasted, except green beans, they like those better steamed. I have found that if I serve two different vegetables with dinner they like having a choice. They have to try both then they can have seconds of the ones they like best. What happens when you serve them two they don't particularly like? Ahhhh, they learn to like one of them, will wonders never cease.

Peace and Love--

6 comments:

  1. I find that if kids have to eat their veggies then as adults they make better food choices, plus when they visit others, they're not difficult eaters. Some of my son's friends don't eat at our home because they never had to eat anything but white bread and butter for dinner and I don't do white bread. Anyway, endamame is one of the veggies I need to buy and roast.

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  2. Never roasted edamame before but I certainly will now!

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  3. I haven't tried anything with Edamame. love to try this one.

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  4. I wasn't home for dinner the night Laur made this, so I didn't get them hot & fresh. But they were amazing cold from the fridge. ++ on the roasted Edamame!

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  5. Hi Laura,

    I've never tried to roast my own edamame, but this looks really easy and tasty! I've added your recipes to My Favorite Recipes from Last Week post. Thanks! ~Aubree Cherie

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