By Melissa Mitri, MS, RD
Photo Credit – Yummly
Do you love spaghetti but don’t love what it does to your waistline? If you’ve never tried edamame spaghetti, you’re seriously missing out! Edamame spaghetti is made from edamame bean flour, and because of this it packs in a whopping 20+ grams of protein per serving in less than 200 calories.
Now that’s a pasta dish you can have every day. Plus, if you’re limiting trips to the grocery store right now, this dish includes common ingredients that are easy to find. Here’s a super easy and healthy edamame spaghetti recipe with shrimp that’s sure to please any pasta lover in your family.
Yield: 4 servings
- 8 oz edamame, cooked al dente
- 3/4 cup frozen shrimp, rinsed and thawed
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed/partially cooked in microwave
- 1 14-oz can no-salt added diced tomatoes with juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Salt, to taste
- Heat a large pan on medium heat. Add olive oil, butter, chopped onion, and sauté until translucent (about 3-5 minutes).
- Add shrimp and sauté until opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Add peas, canned tomatoes, and lemon juice. Sauté until all incorporated and warmed through, about 2 minutes.
- Add warm edamame pasta to pan and stir all together. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.
*Dietitian Recipe Tips* –
- If you are a vegetarian or choose not to eat seafood, omitting the shrimp will still yield a perfectly balanced meal.
- If you do not have fresh parsley, you can substitute one tablespoon of dried parsley
For more healthy eating tips and motivation, here are my top tips on staying healthy during the pandemic.