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Zesty Edamame

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“This recipe is based on one from First magazine, January 2, 2012 issue. Health bonus: the abscisic acid in edamame helps prevent the chronic inflammation that causes atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries. Nutrition info per serving: Cal. 92, Pro. 7g, Carb. 7g, Fiber 2g, Sug. 2g, Chol. 0mg, Sod. 108mg, Total fat: 4g, Sat. 0g, Trans. 0g.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) package edamame, like Cascadian Farm or 1 (16 ounce) packagefresh soybeans, in pods like Cascadian Farm
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning, like Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning, like Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1 pinch cayenne (optional)


  1. Slice one lemon and juice the other.
  2. Fill a large saucepot with water and bring to the boil. Add edamame, 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning mix and lemon slices; cook 2 minutes or until soybeans are crisp-tender. Drain.
  3. Add soybeans to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. In large bowl, carefully toss cooled soybeans with remaining teaspoon of Cajun seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and cayenne.

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