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Edamame packs a protein punch

Edamame pods in a pink bowl with chopsticks

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we wanted to talk about one of our favorite green foods: edamame.  Edamame, or boiled green soybeans, make a great snack or addition to a meal.  A half cup, shelled serving provides 11 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber for only 120 calories.

You can find edamame in your grocer’s freezer section – just thaw or heat in the microwave and enjoy!  You can also find dry-roasted edamame, which makes a perfect on-the-go snack.

Love hummus? Try switching up your typical hummus recipe with this edamame version from skinnytaste.com.

Edamame Hummus

Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups edamame (green soy beans) cooked and shelled

2 tbsp tahini  paste (sesame seed paste)

1/4 cup water plus more if needed

1 tsp lemon zest

juice of one lemon

1 clove garlic, crushed

Kosher salt to taste

 ground pepper to taste

2 tsp olive oil

black and white sesame seeds as a garnish (optional)

Directions

In a food processor, blend the soy beans, tahini, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of olive oil until smooth. Add more water, if needed, until consistency is smooth. Place the hummus in a bowl and top with sesame seeds and remaining oil. Serve with your favorite vegetables.

Nutrition facts: 107.4 calories, 6.7 grams of fat, 7.2 grams of carbohydrates, 3.8 grams of fiber, 6.1 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of sugar and 11.4 milligrams of sodium per serving.

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