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Summer Green Soybean Salad

  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup green onion,chopped
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen Freshlike Baby Broccoli Blend with Green Soybeans (found in the frozen food section of your regular grocery store)
  • 2 cups frozen podded green soybeans (see note)
  • 3 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups fat free Italian salad dressing

Directions: Combine red and green onion, yellow pepper, Freshlike Blend and extra green soybeans in a large bowl. Add chopped tomatoes and stir lightly. Pour dressing over all vegetables and place in refrigerator for 4 hours, or until frozen vegetables are thawed. Stir before serving.

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Summer Green Soybena Salad (cont.)

Note: Finding Sweet Green Soybeans

The true Japanese name for green soybeans is edamame. Edamame (pronounced ed-a-MOM-ay) is purchased either in the pod or already podded. Podded edamame resembles short, puffy green beans or thinner, but puffier snow pea pods. Podded, or shelled edamame is just the little green soybean without the pod. Another name for podded sweet green soybeans is mukimi, although I have seen this word on only one brand.

Edamame are soybeans harvested before maturity, while they are still green and sweet. Sweet green soybeans are a different variety than traditional soybeans and are grown in the Midwest, especially Minnesota. Some green soybeans come from other countries such as Taiwan.

Once limited to Asian food markets and health food stores, sweet green soybeans can now be found in many supermarkets in either the frozen food vegetable aisle or specialty/nutrition section freezer case. Some Asian stores may occasionally carry fresh soybeans, but they are typically frozen. Two specific package sizes are available in 10 oz. box of podded green soybeans or 16 oz. plastic bag of podded or unpodded green soybeans Prices range from 1.89 - 4.29, depending on manufacturer.

This month's recipe and information about green soy beans is reprinted with permission from Soyfoods USA. Check out their web site for many more tips on eating green soy beans in addition to helpful information on other soy foods.