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Here's How You Should Be Eating Edamame

There's more to this bean than you think.

Edamame is most popularly known as a lightly steamed and perfectly salted appetizer at Japanese restaurants. These high-protein soybeans, teased from their pod, are not only fun to eat but they're also addictively sweet -- so much so that most people don't ever try them any other way. This is a mistake.

Today, we urge you to put down the pod and experiment with cooking these plump green legumes. Just like with any of your other favorite beans, edamame is versatile in the kitchen and can be used in a multitude of recipes. We've found edamame hummus, salads and so much more.

1
Asian Quinoa Salad
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Asian Quinoa Salad recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
2
Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites With Creamy Wasabi Dip
Averie Cooks
3
Edamame Gyoza
We Eat. Happy./Food52
Get the Edamame Gyoza recipe from We Eat. Happy. via Food52
4
Green Powerhouse Salad With Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette
Averie Cooks
5
Edamame Basil Hummus
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Edamame Basil Hummus recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
6
Somen Noodles With Scallops And Vegetables
Bev Cooks
7
Quinoa Salad With Edamame, Cucumber And Avocado
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Cucumber and Avocado recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
8
Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
9
Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad recipe from Gimme Some Oven
10
Edamame Guacamole
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Edamame Guacamole recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
11
Simple Succotash
William Brinson/Food52
Get the Simple Succotash recipe from Sagegreen via Food52
12
Charred Edamame With Smoked Salt And Pop Rocks
arielleclementine/Food52
Get the Charred Edamame with Smoked Salt and Pop Rocks recipe from arielleclementine via Food52
13
Seven Bean Salad
Bite Me More
Get the Seven Bean Salad recipe from Bite Me More
14
Ginger Wasabi Edamame Hummus
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Ginger Wasabi Edamame Hummus recipe from Gimme Some Oven
15
Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad With Avocado And Edamame
Skinny Taste

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