Saturday, September 8, 2012

Roasted Parmesan Edamame

If I don't eat every 3-4 hours, I get grumpy. Really grumpy. Hence the reason that I live for snacks. It's slightly embarrassing, but I usually keep at least three snacks in my purse at all times. On some nights, I realize that I have simply laid out a succession of snacks on my coffee table and made that "dinner." My favorite kind of snack food is anything crispy and crunchy. This is one reason that I do not allow myself to keep any kind of chip in my house whatsoever. Now don't get me wrong, I gorge on chips anywhere else I happen upon them, but if I kept them at home I would probably weigh 500 pounds. Anyhow, I digress... the point being that finding a healthy, delicious, and crunchy snack is kind of my heaven. And that's what we've got here! I usually keep a frozen bag of edamame in the freezer because they are a pretty solid snack, but then when you roast them and give them a little more flavor, ohhh baby. The skin gets toasty with a nice crispiness on the outside, and then the sprinkling of cheese makes them seem more decadent, although they're still a very nutritious, protein-packed snack. And so here you have it...


* 1 (12 oz.) package frozen shelled edamame
* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or any hard cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano)
* Salt & pepper, to taste

* Preheat oven to 425 F. 
* Place frozen edamame in a colander and rinse with water to thaw. Let drain.
* Spread the edamame on a backing sheet or pan.
* Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and grated cheese.
* Roast for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edamame is roasty and crispy.

* Then simply make yourself a bowl, and get your snack on!!

Recipe adapted from here


  1. I adore edamame! But with parmesan?! Get outta here. Soo good. :)


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  3. This recipe has also been linked to Fit & Fabulous Friday's at

  4. I don't think I have eaten edamame but this recipe wants me to try it... I love anything with cheese. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will come back to vote... Also would love it if you would link this recipe back to us :).