Eating plant-based never has to mean a lack of protein—in fact, plants are packed with all of the protein we need! Next time you are looking for a new recipe to try out, check out one of these high-protein edamame dishes!
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1. High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice
Made with only vegetables and quinoa, this High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice by Crissy Cavanaugh is loaded with protein from grains and edamame. It’s lightly flavored but easily adapted to what levels of flavor you prefer, while the vegetables are easily changed according to what’s in season. Best of all, this is a quick and easy meal that won’t leave you hungry!
2. Cilantro Edamame Burger
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Protein-rich edamame along with fresh cilantro, carrots, and broccoli slaw, come together in this Cilantro Edamame Burger by Gunjan Dudani. Flavorful, fresh, and delicious! Serve in a lettuce wrap or on burger buns with your favorite toppings.
3. 1-Step Edamame Basil Hummus
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A flavorful and simple edamame hummus great for dipping veggies, filling whole-grain wraps and spreading on veggie sandwiches. Try out this 1-Step Edamame Basil Hummus by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD to satisfy your hummus craving!
4. Spicy Garlic Edamame
If you are a fan of garlic, then you are going to be obsessed with this Spicy Garlic Edamame by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez. The salty edamame is tossed in into a hot pan with seared garlic, spicy chili oil, and a splash of tamari to give it a little extra salt. This fiery snack is dangerously addictive – you have been warned.
5. Chickpea and Edamame Quinoa
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This Chickpea and Edamame Quinoa by Katrina Abram will power you throughout your day! The mixture of green edamame, deep red cranberries, red bell peppers, and fresh herbs mixed into fluffy quinoa adds an assortment of vibrant color and different textures. Make a big batch of this quinoa salad at the beginning of the week and eat it for lunch at work or school. You can even enjoy it a number of different ways by drizzling different dressings over it, mixing it with greens, or wrapping it up in a flour tortilla with kale and microgreens.
6. Quinoa Edamame Salad With Radish
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This Quinoa Edamame Salad With Radish by Lisa Lotts is perfect for the Spring and Summer. Aside from being uber-healthy with protein-packed quinoa and calcium-rich edamame this salad also gets a punch of flavor from paper-thin, peppery radishes and a tangy, bright lemon-mint vinaigrette. It’s ideal for the warmer weather and takes no time to make, so you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying the later sunsets.
7. Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad
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This easy Edamame Peanut Noodle Salad by Colorful Kitchen is filled with tons of color, texture, and flavor. It makes a great quick lunch or a perfect cool dinner on hot summer nights when you can’t bear to turn on the oven.
8. Herbed Edamame Chickpea Burgers
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Edamame, chickpeas, tart lemon juice, and fresh herbs are combined to form these tasty Herbed Edamame Chickpea Burgers by Niki Webster. They’re paired with a herby green dressing made from coriander, mint, creamy tahini, garlic, and a squeeze lemon juice. These burgers are even more delicious when served on toasted sourdough buns with plenty of green dressing, lettuce, hummus, avocado, and sauerkraut. Don’t forget the fries!
9. Edamame Seaweed Salad
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Looking for a salad that’s more than lettuce? Give this Edamame Seaweed Salad by Melissa Tedesco a try! Edamame and wakame seaweed are tossed in a sweet, umami dressing with notes of fresh ginger, then topped with a sprinkle of crunchy sesame seeds. This salad can be served as a light lunch or a side with dinner.
10. Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup
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A rejuvenating mix of zucchini, edamame, miso, and nori come together in this Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup by Annabelle Randles. Make sure you use low salt vegetable stock as miso is quite salty. This is just the perfect comforting recipe for late summer or early autumn when there are cooler temperatures.
11. Edamame Guacamole
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These Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Edamame With Curry Sunflower Seed Sauce by Taryn Fitz-Gerald are packed with a myriad of different flavors and textures. The tender Brussel sprouts are roasted to perfection, the edamame is sautéed to perfection, and the cream sunflower seed sauces has the perfect balance of tang and spice to tie the dish together. You can make this as a precursor to a decadent meal or for a healthy lunch.
13. Edamame and Butternut Squash Gyoza
These healthy Edamame and Butternut Squash Gyoza by Korie Kha are full of protein and edamame goodness! They are filled with edamame, butternut squash, and smooth silken tofu and then boiled and pan fried until golden. Serve with soy sauce for a savory and fun-to-eat treat.
14. Edamame Black Bean Burgers With Soy Mayo
There are so many great flavors going on in this Edamame Black Bean Burgers With Soy Mayo by Rene Barker you are going hard pressed to keep track of them all. The edamame and black bean patties proved a substantial base and the vegan soy mayo gives the burgers a light creamy finish. These burgers will make their way onto your list of go-to recipes in no time.
15. Edamame Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry
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The balanced flavors and ingredients give this Edamame Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry by Melissa Tedesco all it needs to replenish your body. It is a great alternative to getting takeout on busy nights because it’s so much healthier and only takes 10 minutes to make. Fill your home with the amazing aroma of ginger and fill your belly with something wholesome. This edamame stir fry is so delicious!
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