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By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen

This may be the easiest side dish recipe on this website. And, it’s delicious and nutritious!

Health benefits of edamame:

Edamame are a powerhouse of nutrition. 1 cup contains:

  • At least 6% of the recommended daily intake of all nutrients, except Vitamin D
  • 20-40% of your daily intake of protein, fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin, folate and vitamin K
  • Is a complete protein, providing 30% of the daily value for men and 37% for women
  • 120% of your daily intake of folate (prevents birth defects through its role in the creation and growth of new cells; and, in adults, lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the edamame in a colander and rinse under cold water until thawed. Drain.
  3. Spread edamame on baking dish.
  4. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and season with salt and pepper. Toss until combined
  5. Bake in the oven,  about 15 minutes.
  6. Add  feta prior to serving.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz package of frozen, shelled edamame
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps, sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Crumbled feta cheese