Edamame Pesto Edamame Pesto

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The combination of edamame, basil and lemon gives this pesto-like sauce a light, refreshing flavour. Use as a spread for sandwiches and crackers, or toss with cooked pasta, adding a bit of the pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes



In saucepan of boiling water, cook edamame until slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and let cool to room temperature.  

In food processor, pulse together edamame, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until roughly chopped. Add oil and 1/4 cup water; pulse into thick, coarse paste.

Makes 3 cups.

Nutritional facts per tbsp: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 25 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 24.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 53 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Edamame Pesto