Edamame Beans

Edamame Beans are an unripened soybean . . of sorts.   I love all types of beans but I really love these.  McDonald’s puts a few of them in their Asian salads and that’s the reason I keep buying those salads.  While at Wal-Mart this morning  . . don’t ask me why I was at Wal-Mart on a Saturday but I was there . . and I looked in the fresh veggie section, where they have snow peas in bags and they didn’t have the edamame beans but they did have them frozen.

These are a product of China.  I can’t help but believe they could be produced here since soybeans grow so well here.  Maybe when I have a garden again, I’ll see about growing some.

I made a salad with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, deli ham, edamame beans, toasted almonds and Asian salad dressing.  It was every bit as good as the salads from McDonald’s so now I’ll be making my own at home where I can put as many beans on there as I want!  I would have taken a picture of my salad but I was so darned hungry after the morning at Wal-Mart, I gobbled it down before remembering to take a picture.

Comments

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    Connie says

    I like to roast them, too! It’s been a while, but I think the instructions were on the package, thaw, drain, pat dry, season with whatever you want and in the oven. Sometimes they sort of pop. Wind up almost being like roasted peanuts.

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    Fitzy says

    Costco sells a frozen box of in-the-shell edamame proportioned in 12-8oz bags for $8.00. I take them to work almost daily, nuke in their bag, for 2 min. and lightly sea salt. OH YUM. The price is a bargain, I get a healthy lunch or snack and it keeps my other foods cold!