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April 12, 2012

Dry Roasted Edamame w/ Cranberries

I'm a huge snacker. My most favorite snacks are carb based. I'm sure you would have guessed as much. I simply cannot pass up a good cracker situation. It's even better if there's cheese up on those crackers. While I'm eating cheese & crackers I almost ALWAYS imagine there being a diet where all you eat is cheese & crackers. Can you imagine? I can. It would be fantastic.

But in real life...snacking can get you in trouble if you're not careful. What you're supposed to do is snack to tie you over until you have a legitimate meal. Stay on top of your hunger or else you find yourself like me...almost eating 2 dinners because you didn't arm yourself at 3pm with something that contains protein & crunch. That's where these Dry Roasted Edamame & Cranberries enter the picture. When it's 3pm and you're craving something salty & sweet, these will do the trick. The edamame are salty and crunchy and the tangy/ tart/sweet cranberries balance things out in a trailmix kinda way.  Is it wrong to eat the whole batch? I dunno. I did it and I survived....until dinner.

And we're off!

Ingredient party. You're invited. Soak the frozen edamame in warm water. It's spa time for them!

Get our your oil and a baking sheet...and put the edamame on that sheet.

Toss them in oil.

Sprinkle with salt and put them in a HOT oven.

Now it's time to mix up your batch. Take your cooled edamame and put them in a jar with dried cranberries.

Put a lid on. MIX IT UP.

That will tie you over...

Until you're ready to snack again!

Dry Roasted Edamame w/ Cranberries

makes almost 2 cups

(recipe slightly adapted from Whole Living Magazine)

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • coarse salt (I used Himalayan salt!)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Heat oven to 425F. Arrange edamame on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and roast in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes, stirring occasionally. Edamame will be crisp & golden. Let cool and toss with cranberries and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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  • Mrs. Zoom

    Great idea! I have a love/hate relationship with edamame. Sometimes I can't get enough, and sometimes it tastes plain funky to me. I'll be roasting the last half bag of my frozen shelled edamame this afternoon!

    • Tracy

      I know what you mean about love/hate. This month I'm in LOVE with edamame...we'll see how it goes next month.

  • christine // darling studio

    Yum. That looks so good and so easy to make. I am constantly on the hunt for healthy snacks, and this is definitely going in the rotation.

  • Christina

    Sometimes the easiest things are often the best.

  • Kristin A.

    Oh my goodness, I'm DROOLING. I've made roasted edamame but never thought to add cranberries. YUM!

  • Katrina

    What a fabulous snack! Yum!

  • Annette

    Are those Anna Maria Horner napkins?
    I've never tried edamame, but am very curious....what would you say it tastes sort of like? Anything comparable? I'm talking fresh and roasted.

  • kim

    I have a major snacking problem! Love that these involve some protein, they will definitely be added to the mix.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Holy yum! I have edamame in the fridge. Gotta make this soon :)

  • cindy

    this is the prettiest snack! I'm a big fan of edamame, I've never roasted it before...I'll totes have to try this one!

  • Lisa

    WAIT! there's something WRONG with 2 dinners??!?!?! OOPS! i needed to get that memo a while ago ... last night, after dinner 1, i walked around our neighborhood with the family only to come back home and eat dinner 2. {confessions of a food lover!}

    • Tracy

      walking around the neighborhood is good balance! You have that going for you.

  • Nicole

    Love the new look and carbs.

  • Amy S.

    Do these need to be refrigerated? I think they'd be a good snack to send in a care package I'm sending across the country.

  • Joyce

    That combination is so unique and sounds delicious. I love roasted edamame so I'll have to try this soon. I recently stumbled across your blog and I love everything about it!

  • ileana

    Now this would be a respectable snack. Almonds or walnuts? I'd eat too many. And I only buy granola in very small amounts at a time from the bulk section to avoid gorging. Me and cereal/granola, ugh, used to be a serious problem. But edamame, all protein and fiber! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Meghan

    I never thought of edamame and cranberries! My BFF does a chickpea and cherry salad with smoked gouda that is similar and we eat ALL the TIME. Love a salty-sweet snack.

    I want to add a little sesame oil and smoked salt!

  • Megan

    I want to go on the cheese and cracker diet. And then the burrito diet. Hell yeah.

    And I need this snack!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)

    surely there's a cheese and cracker diet...and if not, then there should be!

    i love roasting chickpeas but never thought to do the same with edamame. it looks so delicious all golden brown!

  • kiran

    Love the new look of your site. You are an inspiration to me when its about FOOD and I do make almost all of your recipes. This snack looks gooood and I have everything in my pantry to Get Started!!

  • laura k

    I'm also a total carb snacker. I will sometimes try to be virtuous and eat a piece of fruit or some such nonsense, but it totally doesn't feel filling. Lately I've been all about the Ry-vita crackers. With avocado, or some cottage cheese. But this looks like it might fit the afternoon snacking bill.

    If it were up to me, I'd just eat dinner at 5 pm like an old blue hair. But other people in my household don't agree with that plan. Sigh.

  • chefroommate

    This sure looks tasty - I am loving how big the pictures are in this new design! All the better to see the food with, my dear!

  • CulinarilyCourtney

    Once upon a time you used to be able to buy dry roasted edamame in gigantor containers at Costco. I used to mix baggies of them with craisins for snacks. Alas, 'tis no more. Until you showed me I can make them myself! Thanks :)

  • Kate @ eatrecyclerepeat

    What did you eat for dinner? I think I might try this with chickpeas! Also, I love the new layout design for your recipe page. It is the easiest to comprehend visually and would also make a super cute restaurant menu!

  • Rachel

    Can you recommend a way to make this if you have no access to an oven? Would you be able to roast edamame in a pan? It looks amazing and I am in desperate need of snack food.

  • Julie

    I OD'd on edamame yesterday. Is that possible?

  • Nikkilooch

    This looks so good! I'm a snacker too. I need to try this. Looks so simple.

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  • peri brodsky

    i'm a huge snacker too.. looking forward to making this! I made your addictive brussel sprout salad last night and it was delicious!!
    Where is I love lists Friday? I'm in withdrawal :(

  • Carissa

    So yummy! I love the sweet & salty combo...and the ball jar you stored it in. :-)

  • Christine

    I'm going to make this ASAP! I love learning about new vegetables I can roast and I have a feeling the combo of roasted edamame and cranberries is going to be awesome.

  • Michelle

    I love roasted edamame. Never thought to add dried cranberries to it for snacking. Thanks for the idea!

  • Cortnie

    I'm really likin' the new look going on over here - am I crazy or are there some new design elements?

    Can't wait to try this insanely delicious sounding snack!

    xo
    cortnie

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  • Laurie

    This is so tasty but how do you keep the Edamame from getting soft when you store it?

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