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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  • April 12, 2012

    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
      April 12, 2012

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

  • 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.

  • April 12, 2012

    Sometimes the easiest things are often the best.

    • Tracy
      April 12, 2012

      truly!

  • April 12, 2012

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

  • April 12, 2012

    What a fabulous snack! Yum!

  • Annette
    April 12, 2012

    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
    April 12, 2012

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

  • April 12, 2012

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

  • April 12, 2012

    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!

  • April 12, 2012

    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
      April 12, 2012

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

  • April 12, 2012

    Love the new look and carbs.

  • Amy S.
    April 12, 2012

    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.

  • April 12, 2012

    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!

  • April 12, 2012

    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.

  • April 12, 2012

    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!

  • April 12, 2012

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

    And I need this snack!

    • Tracy
      April 12, 2012

      And how about the beer & pretzels diet? OK!

  • April 12, 2012

    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
    April 12, 2012

    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!!

  • April 12, 2012

    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.

    • Tracy
      April 12, 2012

      Me too!!! I could ALWAYS eat dinner at 5pm! ALWAYS.

  • April 12, 2012

    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!

  • April 13, 2012

    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 :)

  • April 13, 2012

    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
    April 13, 2012

    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.

  • April 13, 2012

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

  • April 13, 2012

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

  • peri brodsky
    April 13, 2012

    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 :(

  • April 13, 2012

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

  • April 13, 2012

    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.

  • April 14, 2012

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

  • April 15, 2012

    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

  • Laurie
    March 17, 2013

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

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