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SourceAdapted from Better Homes and Gardens, September 2008
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A little bit of sweet soybeans or edamame serves up a whopping 9 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein, 10% of a daily requirements of vitamins C and iron, and 8% of a vitamin A. This crunchy dip is a great way to start incorporating edamame into your diet.



12 oz
shelled edamame (Fresh or frozen)
1⁄4 c
Lemon Juice
2 T
extra virgin olive oil
1 clv
Garlic (minced)
1⁄2 t
Ground cumin
1⁄4 t
cayenne pepper
1⁄2 c
fresh parsley or cilantro (chopped)


Cook edamame according to package directions. Drain, reserving cooking liquid; rinse with cold water; drain again.

Place cooked edamame, and remaining ingredients into a food processor and chop. You may add more olive oil or the reserved edamame cooking liquid, if you prefer a smoother spread.

Season with salt and pepper.

Stuff in pita pockets with lettuce, tomato and fresh mushrooms.