Meatless Monday’s Green Tea Edamame

Green Tea Edamame

Along with all the healthy juices and smoothies on our “Spring into a New You” program, green tea is one of the healthiest things you can drink. It’s loaded with antioxidants and properties that promote a jump in metabolism and weight loss. But you don’t have to just drink it, you can cook with it too.  The edamame here are cooked in the tea and the black sesame seeds make for a striking presentation when these are served as an appetizer, side dish, or main meal when served with noodles or grains. You can even cook grains or noodles with green tea.  Just follow the manufacturers recipe & replace the required liquid with green tea for a grassy, nutty note.  Same goes for your smoothie or pressed juice, use green tea instead of water, or take it up a notch an add Chaga 🙂  We love chaga.

Ingredients:

1 pot of green tea made from a tablespoon of the finest loose green tea leaves you can find or 6 Green Tea bags

1 16 oz package of frozen whole edamame

2 tablespoons of roasted black sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Directions:

Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot, and remove from heat.  Add tea and let steep for 3 minutes.  Remove tea, bring to a simmer over high heat, add edamamae and cook for 7 minutes, drain.

Grind sesame seeds in coffee grinder and toss with salt and edamamae.

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Vegetarian times Summer 2011

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