I go through phases when I eat. Sometimes, they’re healthy. Most times, they’re the most disgusting addiction and unhealthy thing out there. Like SpaghettiOs. Man, do I love SpaghettiOs. My friend and I ate strictly SpaghettiOs for an entire week once. No joke. Disgusting, right? But oh. so. good.
For some reason, when I crave a certain thing I can’t stop! And this leads me to my microwave popcorn phase. It was short lived because soon after it began, I decided that it was not ok. So, I bought bags of edamame instead and haven’t looked back since! Ok, I eat the occasional bag of microwave popcorn still…but who doesn’t?!
This edamame is a craving in itself. It has some cooked garlic in every bite as well as some red pepper flakes for an added kick. The best part about it is that it’s healthy for you! It’s a great source of protein and fiber. WINNNNN. Not to mention it’s way healthier than your average bag of microwave popcorn. Oh, and it’s incredibly easy to make. So when you’re looking for a snack, dig into these.
You could probably make this with shelled edamame too and it would be lovely…especially on a salad or something, but I like it with the shell on so I can bite out each soy bean individually and get all of garlicky, red pepper flake goodness.
It’s a step up from your every day edamame appetizer and a nice treat for your taste buds. Just make sure you brush your teeth or chew some gum after. It’s that garlicky. That’s how you know it’s good.
- 1 16 oz. Package of frozen edamame (with shells)
- 3-4 Cloves of fresh garlic, finely minced
- 1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 2 Teaspoons oil (olive, vegetable, or sesame all work–I used vegetable oil)
- 1 Teaspoon of low-sodium soy sauce
- Corse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste