Edamame pasta recipe: How to prepare edamame pasta?
Edamame is a variety of green soybean from Japan. The edamame pasta recipe is healthy and Low Calorie, as it’s made with edamame beans which are packed with protein & fiber. Just one cup of edamame provides nearly half your daily protein and 70 percent of your Daily Recommended Intake of fiber.
Today’s Recipe is edamame pasta. This recipe uses edamame in it, which is promising to be a satisfying dish as far I know. Read more: Low Carb Italian Protein Pasta
Edamame pasta recipe ingredients (for 4 people):
– 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (first cold press)
– 2 cloves garlic, minced (I use fresh ginger instead)
– 1/4 cup chopped parsley
– 4 cups water
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1/2 lb of pasta (I use spiral type)
– 4 ounces of baguette bread, cut into cubes (Trader Joe’s Multi-Grain French Bread for the win!)
– 1 medium onion, diced
– 1/2 cup of white wine (you can use chicken broth instead)
– 400g of cherry tomatoes, drained and halved
– 2 cups edamame beans, boiled in water for 5 minutes, and drained
– 4 ounces can of sliced mushrooms, drained (sliced button mushrooms are cheap at Trader Joe’s)
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– salt and pepper to taste
Directions for the edamame pasta recipe
First, cook pasta until al dente (about 3 minutes). Drain the pasta in a colander and set aside. Then, toast the bread cubes in a pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until all sides are golden brown. Place the bread and onion in a casserole dish. Pour white wine over the mixture. Then, place cherry tomatoes, edamame beans, mushrooms, parsley, and olive oil on top of the bread and onion mixture. Stir until mixed well. Sprinkle sugar over everything. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
While waiting, boil 4 cups of water in a saucepan on high heat. Once boiling, add salt and drop the pasta in the pot. Stir occasionally until cooked al dente (about 3 minutes). Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Mix well with the bread mixture from step 6 above. Serve warm and enjoy!
Is Edamame Pasta better for you than regular pasta??
Yes! There are many ways to make a dish better for you without losing the flavor. This is a great example of that. Adding edamame beans into your pasta just makes it healthier, and at the same time, tasty.
Not only is Edamame pasta high in protein, but it is also low in calories. When compared to regular white pasta, edamame has double the protein and half the calories.
It’s the opposite of what would happen if you were to cook regular pasta. When you cook edamame, the plants’ nutrients are released into the water and become part of your dish!
What can I serve with Edamame Pasta?
Edamame goes well with a lot of dishes but my favorite is to serve it alongside salmon fillets. The combination gives a great balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats!
While the most common way to eat edamame is steamed with a little salt, you can also try it in other recipes like hummus or as a snack mixed with wasabi and soy sauce. Edamame beans are fun to use in many other types of recipes.