Parmesan & Wasabi Edamame

Parmasean and wasabi encrusted edamameToday we bring you something green and healthy. This is the time of year when I have to try and resist all sorts of delicous looking Easter candies every time I'm at the grocery store. It's hard to pass up a cadbury egg! So while I'm tempted by every color of Peeps marshmallows I thought I'd try to focus my kitchen efforts on healthy snacks this week. Behold: parmesan and wasabi baked edamame.Delicious and healthy snack optionsThese little guys are HIGHLY addictive. You have been warned. After snapping a few photos of these I stood staring out my kitchen window popping these in my mouth by the handful for probably about ten full minutes. Like a edamame eating zombie. (Which makes no sense because everyone knows zombies only eat brains. Duh.)Healthy snack ideasParmesan & Wasabi Edamame

2 cups cooked edamame (if frozen thaw beforehand)
2 tablespoons oil (I used olive oil)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (from a shaker is best for this particular dish)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder
salt + pepper to tasteFavorite secret ingredient-wasabi powderFirst coat the cooked edamame in the oil. In a separate bowl stir together the parmesan, flour, wasabi powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour mixture in with the edamame, tossing as you go. You want each piece to get coated in the flour mixture without any big clumps forming. 

Lay the edamame out on a baking sheet lined with a silpat mat or parchment paper. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes, tossing the edamame half way through baking so that they get cooked on both sides.Baked edamame snackServe warm. These are best the day they are made but you can try reheating them in the oven should you have leftovers. I think these make a fantastic snack but I could also see them being served as a fun side dish. Enjoy! xo. Emma

P.S. Looking for other healthy snack options? Check out: baked fruit (three ways!), dairy free ice cream, homemade apple chips, brussels sprout chips and whole wheat pretzel bites.

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