Are you tired of eating turkey sandwiches for lunch? If your are anything like many of my nutrition clients, you are looking for simple meal ideas that are healthy, yet taste good!
I just tried a recipe that may be a solution to your deli-meat doldrums. Edamame Pate’ Sandwiches are a simple, nutritious, and easy way to change up your lunch routine. Simply blend up the ingredients and store for the coming week. Then dollop on whole grain bread, tortillas, pita, or crackers. It’s a great vegetarian swap for chicken salad.
The edamame and walnuts are excellent sources of fiber, protein, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy! I did. 🙂
Edamame Pate’ Sandwiches (courtesy of Vegetarian Times*)
1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed (You can buy frozen, shelled edamame at any grocery store. I have bought it locally at Trader Joe’s and Market Basket. Simply run under cold water to quickly thaw.)
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup mint leaves (packed)
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs. lemon juice (I recommend fresh, and with lemons .33 a piece, why not?)
3 Tbs. water
Puree the first 5 ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped.
Add lemon juice and water then process until smooth.
Eat with any whole grain of your choosing and make it tasty with toppings of your choice. Consider arugula, avocado, roasted peppers, tomato, cucumber, and goat cheese.
I ate mine rolled in a whole wheat tortilla with arugula, roasted peppers, and cucumber. MMMmmmm.
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*If you are looking for other ideas for your frozen edamame, check this old blog post.