Healthy Pasta with Edamame Pesto", a treat recipe to eat in summer
A pasta recipe using edamame (soybeans), a summer favorite. Boil edamame into a paste and combine it with cheese and herbs.
Material ( For 4 persons )
short pasta 400g (14.11oz)
Salt and black pepper proper quantity
Edamame (fresh or frozen) 300g (10.58oz)
Garlic, peeled and cut into chunks four pieces
Basil, parsley, mint, and other herbs 1 1/2 cups
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds (preferably unsalted) 1/3 cup
olive oil 1/2 cup
lemon juice (ingredient) 3-4 tablespoons
Nutritional yeast (or powdered cheese such as pecorino or parmesan) 3 tablespoons
Chili flakes (optional) proper quantity
Recipe "Healthy Pasta with Edamame Pesto"


"Healthy Pasta with Edamame Pesto" A recipe using edamame (soybeans), which are a summer favorite, is introduced here. The edamame is crushed into a paste, which gives it a creamy, buttery, mild taste with a hint of sweetness.

Ingredients (serves 4

) Short pasta: 400g (14.11oz)
Salt and black pepper: to taste
Edamame (fresh or frozen): 300g (10.58oz)
Garlic (peeled and roughly chopped): 4 cloves
Basil, parsley, mint or other herbs: 1 1/2 cups * Use any combination you like
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds (preferably unsalted): 1 /3 cup
Olive oil: 1/2 cup
Lemon juice: 3-4 tablespoons
Nutritious yeast (or powdered cheese such as pecorino or parmesan): 3 tablespoons
Chili flakes (optional topping): to taste

Healthy pasta with edamame paste Directions

1. In a large pot, bring water and salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add edamame and boil for 3-4 minutes until soft. 2.

Remove the edamame and transfer to a colander. Rinse in cold water, drain and cool, then remove the beans from the pod. 3.

Add the pasta to the same pot of water (adding more water if necessary) and cook according to the indicated time. 4.

4. meanwhile, place edamame, garlic, herbs, and sunflower or pumpkin seeds in a food processor or blender and blend for 8-10 seconds. Gradually add olive oil and 2-3 tablespoons water and blend until a smooth paste is formed. It will taste better if a little texture remains.

5. add 3 tablespoons lemon juice, neutral yeast (or powdered cheese), 1 teaspoon salt, and a few shakes of black pepper. Taste and adjust with salt and lemon juice.

6. When pasta is cooked, drain pasta in a colander, reserving 2 cups of cooking water. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the edamame paste from step 5 and 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Mix well until the paste and water emulsify, then add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. If there is not enough water, add the pasta cooking water until the sauce is loose. 7.

When ready to serve, drizzle with olive oil, squeeze lemon juice, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and torn herbs!

Recipe "Healthy Pasta with Edamame Pesto"

With a little extra effort, ordinary pasta becomes luxurious! If edamame is not in season, frozen edamame can be used to make this dish. How about this for lunch at home?