|Edamame pods. Photo: SXC.HU|
A salad I ordered at a restaurant came out covered in smooth, flat green things. The little beans were soft, but chewy, and had a mild flavor. So, I went with it.
Later I figured out the little beans were edamame--or young, green soybeans--shelled from the pod.
After that experience I've found edamame popping up everywhere. They sell dried, toasted edamame sprinkled with sea salt in the healthy snack section of the grocery store. Edamame pods are boiled in salt water and served as an appetizer at Asian restaurants.
Have you ever had edamame? How do you like to eat these protein-packed little beans?
Until Next Time,
Whole Foods Living