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Healthy snacking: salted edamame

By: Canadian Living
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Healthy snacking: salted edamame

By: Canadian Living

If you love going out for sushi, you'll most likely have tried the salted edamame appetizer so often served at Japanese restaurants. While delicious, it's quite often sold for much, much more than its worth. My solution? Make my own at home whenever I have a craving! Edamame, or green soy beans, are generally served with their pods -- which should be discarded and popped to reveal the sweet beans inside. In Japan, they're often served in bars to accompany a cold beverage, much in the same way salted nuts are served alongside beer in North America. They also happen to be high in both protein and fibre.   edamame Edamame can generally be found both shelled and whole in the frozen vegetable section of your grocery store. To make salted edamame, simply cook whole edamame pods according to package instructions (it usually cooks in boiling water for about 4 minutes). Drain well, and transfer to a baking sheet to dry off for a few seconds. Sprinkle generously with salt, tossing the edamame so that the salt adheres to the pods. Serve warm, with a little more salt, if needed. Photography by Jennifer Bartoli
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