Saturday, April 24, 2010

Edamame and Cannellini Bean Salad

My younger one's naptime is the only 'Me time' I get these days! After a particularly challenging day, I was totally exhausted and aimlessly changing channels when an edamame salad recipe on food network caught my eye. This is my version of the recipe.

It is a very nutritious and tasty salad. Our family happens to love edamame (baby soybeans in pods). I always buy the shelled edamame as they are easier to use.  

To make this salad, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a pan. Add 1 tbsp chopped garlic and cook until the garlic is soft (not brown). Remove the pan from the heat and add 2 tsp chopped rosemary. Keep it aside. 

In a bowl, mix together cooked edamame beans (boil them as per direction on the packet with a little salt they should be firm but soft to chew), cannellini beans (i used 1 16 oz can), approximately, 6 tbsp parmesan cheese, (freshly grated is the best - be liberal as it lends good taste), 1 tbsp chopped parsley, salt and black pepper to taste, 1 tsp red cilli flakes (feel free to add more if you like it spicy) and a 1 tsp of italian seasoning. Add the garlic mixture and parmesan cheese and mix till all the beans are coated. Garnish with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese and serve at room temperature.

I am sending this recipe for MMLA edition #22 hosted by Ruchikacooks, originally started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.

Announcing a short break....
We are in the process of moving so I will start posting new recipes once we settle down. Meanwhile, I will visit blogs and reply to comments as and when I find time and internet connectivity :)

22 comments:

SpicyTasty said...

this salad looks healthy tempting..sure ll give a try :)

Ruchika said...

Edamame with a bit of salt is my favorite snack..Nice recipe, thanks rupali, got it!

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and nutritious salad,nice one rupali,thanks for sharing..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks beautiful and tempting. Bst of luck with your move. We cannot wait to have you here and meet with you.

simply.food said...

This salad loks healthy and delicious.Very natural and fresh.

Padhu said...

Looks fresh and healthy!!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very interesting and colorful salad dear...looks so good. Take care :)

R said...

Spicytasty: thanks, do try it.
Ruchika: yes, that's out fav too :) good to know u got the entry. looking fwd for the roundup!
Sushma: Thanks so much!
Priya: thanks! can't wait to meet u all again too :))
simplyfood: thnx, it certainly is very healthy!
Padhu: thnx, it is :)
Gita: thanks for appreciating!

Panchpakwan said...

Very healthy salad.

Faiza Ali said...

Really healthy and interesting one...

R said...

Panchpakwan: true!
Faiza Ali: yes, thnx!

Alisa said...

what a wonderful recipe, I have to make this soon.I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Simply Life said...

yum! what a delicious and healthy salad!

Sayali said...

Edamame are a rich source of protien..I used to eat them just by microwaving them. This variation will add some spice. Thnx

Jagruti said...

Healthy and tasty salad!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Such a healthy and delicious salad!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

so tempting salad...love the colrs..
irst time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>



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R said...

Alisa: thanks. will do soon :)
Simply life: thanks!
Sayali: sure! thanks for appreciating!
Jagruti: Couldn't agree more! thnx!
Rachana: yep, thanks!
Sanyukta: thanks for appreciating and following, so nice to have another blogging buddy :) will visit ur space as soon as i settle down, been busy w/the move.

shanthi said...

Colourful and healthy

R said...

thanks for appreciating shanthi!

Kalyani said...

looks delicious ..........

R said...

kalyani: thanks!