Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip

These turned out to be the ultimate in mini comfort food.

You know what I mean. Small, bite-sized, highly poppable, and before you know it, it’s gone.

Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip -The ultimate in mini comfort food! You'll want to inhale the whole batch!

Except I didn’t feel too badly about demolishing them because they’re edamame.

And they’re baked rather than being fried in gobs of oil so they’re automatically healthy. Of course. Never mind about the Parmesan.

Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip -The ultimate in mini comfort food! You'll want to inhale the whole batch!

The idea came from a recent happy hour meetup with a friend. We had one or four too many drinks and what does that mean? Ordering fried bar food and promising yourself you’ll do extra cardio the next day.

She selected breaded and fried green beans and they were served with a wasabi dip. They were so good that I’ve gone back just for those. And four more drinks.

I recreated the concept, but with edamame. You can use the basic battering, breading, and baking technique with zucchini (stay tuned), asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, or most anything in your vegetable drawer.

Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip -The ultimate in mini comfort food! You'll want to inhale the whole batch!

I used and recommend Panko breadcrumbs. They’re Japanese-style breadcrumbs and are sold nearby regular breadcrumbs, but they’re larger, coarser, and get crispier in the oven. You can spice up the breading mixture with jerk or Creole seasoning, or add chili powder or cayenne for extra shazam.

I love wasabi and the dip really takes the bites to the next level. It’s creamy, spicy yet cooling, and I want to dunk everything in it. If you don’t like wasabi, the bites would be excellent with blue cheese or ranch dip.

Look for wasabi paste in the Asian foods aisle of your store, which is where I found this wasabi paste in a tube. It’s super potent and pasty. This sauce, also found at the grocery store, is a creamier, thinner, milder version of the paste. It’s what I use for the swirls on top of the dip in the second photo.

Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip -The ultimate in mini comfort food! You'll want to inhale the whole batch!

The breading on the bites is crispy, crunchy, and perfectly complements the chewy edamame. It’s amazing how really crispy the bites get in the oven. I was pleasantly surprised.

The bites have mild Parmesan undertones but after a dunk in wasabi, it definitely dominates the flavor.

And the more you have, the more you want.

Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip -The ultimate in mini comfort food! You'll want to inhale the whole batch!

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Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip

The bites are the ultimate in mini comfort food. Small, bite-sized, highly poppable, and easy to demolish. The bites are baked rather than being fried to keep them healthier. The breading is crispy, crunchy, and perfectly complements the chewy edamame. You can spice up the breading mixture with jerk or Creole seasoning, or add chili powder or cayenne. You can use the basic battering, breading, and baking technique with zucchini, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, or most anything in your vegetable drawer. I used and recommend Panko breadcrumbs and they're sold nearby regular breadcrumbs. The bites have mild parmesan undertones but after a dunk in wasabi, it definitely dominates the flavor. If you don't like wasabi, try blue cheese or ranch dip.

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: about 12 mintues

Total Time: about 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, cooked according to package directions
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
pinch salt, to taste
pinch Jerk or Creole seasoning, cayenne, chili powder, etc. optional and to taste
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh or green can)
1/3 cup sour cream, Greek yogurt, or mayo (I used lite sour cream)
1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste or wasabi sauceor to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat, parchment, or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the edamame according to package directions. I place frozen edamame in a 2-cup glass measuring cup, fill with water, and microwave for about 8 minutes on high power or until tender. Drain the edamame and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the edamame with flour, salt, any optional seasonings or spices, and toss to coat evenly; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs; set aside.
  5. In a separate large bowl, add the Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan and stir to combine; set aside.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, add about half the floured edamame to the eggs for a quick dunk.
  7. Remove edamame from eggs and transfer to breadcrumb mixture. Toss with spoon or hands to coat evenly.
  8. Place edamame on prepared baking tray, spaced evenly and without touching if possible. If there are large clumps of more than 2 to 3 edamame stuck together, break them apart with your fingers. You want the oven air to circulate freely on all pieces so they get as crispy as possible.
  9. Repeat battering process with remaining edamame and place on baking tray. The process is messy and not every piece will be evenly coated and breaded. Overall, if most pieces are coated and there aren't major clusters stuck together, you're fine.
  10. Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Start watching closely after 9 minutes and watch so the undersides don't become overly browned or burn.
  11. While edamame bakes, make the dip. In a small bowl, add the sour cream, wasabi, and whisk to combine until smooth. Bites are best warm, fresh, and served with dip.

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69 Responses to “Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip”

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    How to Philosophize with Cake — June 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Yum!

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — June 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This edamame looks AMAZING, Averie! Absolutely love that it’s baked with parmesan! Edamame is my choice of bean to snack on and to use for salad add-ins, so I love this unique twist. Pinned!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 10:48 am

      If you already like edamame as your go-to snack, you’re going to love these! Thanks for pinning!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

    LOVE this! These little bites look fantastic, Averie! Pinned!

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    Librarian Lavender — June 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    This looks really good! It’s the perfect summer snack and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project — June 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Wow, these look amazing!! I love wasabi!

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    lisatberry — June 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I am so impressed that you have the patience to batter each of those little edamame. I just bought some but not sure I have that level of patience I could see mine being one big breaded mass. I love that they are baked I’ll have to give it a try because they look so yummy.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 10:48 am

      I didn’t do them individually! I did like 30 at a time – just a big handful, dunk in flour, egg, breadcrumbs and repeat. Yes, messy, but way faster than one at a time which still would be messy :)

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    Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl — June 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I never would’ve thought of this, but these sound like a ridiculously delicious snack! Awesome.

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — June 23, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I need that wasabi dip in my life! Also, why have I not jumped on the edamame train? Is it because I still secretly don’t know how to pronounce it? :) I’ll have to give these a shot Averie!

    PS I promise I’m not trying to be one of those horrible “you missed a spot” people, but I think this might be a typo: “And they’re baked rather than fried being fried in gobs of oil..”

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Had the word ‘fried’ in there twice – thanks for LMK and fixed it :)

      pronounced: ED – ahhh – mommy

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 23, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Yum! I love wasabi and I love edamame so these are a double treat. I do the same thing vis a vis justifying my food: I could make the most decadent dessert ever, but as long as I have whole wheat flour and no refined sugar in it, I call it health food! :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      In reality, I don’t even try to justify it – I don’t even care! If I want it, I’m having it! Ha! Good thing I do love to run!

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    ami@naivecookcooks — June 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I love edamame, they are my late night snack usually. But these baked Parmesan bites are so good for light summer appetizers!! Delicious!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      That’s awesome it’s your late night snack, mine too! Either edamame or popcorn – sometimes both!

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    Mary Frances — June 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I used to wonder why everyone was so edamame crazed. Now I understand :) I don’t know if my self control would last if that dip was around! Highly poppable + highly dippable = highly addictive (and an empty plate!) Pinning!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks for pinning and yes to Highly poppable + highly dippable = highly addictive!

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — June 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Girl! These looks so addicting! The parmesan flavor with the creamy wasabi dip sounds incredible… totally a comfort food. I’m pretty sure these need to happen friday night with a bottle of wine and a good movie!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      They’ll last approximately 4 minutes into the movie. I couldn’t make these things last longer than a half hour even if I tried HARD! Lmk if you try them!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I could pop these babies the entire party and make a fool of myself. Oh yeah the margaritas might also contribute to that. I was a little hesitant about the wasabi dip, but after reading the recipe there just enough to give it up
    snap and zip. But not enough for my eyes to bug out, which has happened to me a time or two with wasabi. Laughing—-

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      These and margaritas go hand in hand – I speak from experience! And eyes bugging out from wasabi, ha! I’ve been there! Sometimes accidentally and then I find myself adding more and doing it on purpose LOL

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    Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron — June 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I never would have thought to put edamame and parmesan together, but I bet it tastes amazing! And that wasabi dip…oh my goodness!

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    stephanie — June 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    these look absolutely delicious! you totally got me with ultimate mini comfort food! :D

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks for saying hi and I love your site! Your images are always just amazing and glad these sound good to you!

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    Katy — June 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    These look awesome Averie, what a great appetizer! I haven’t had edamame in a long time because I got bored with it but this is a great way to mix things up. Pinned

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks for pinning and this is the least boring edamame I’ve ever had!

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    Katie — June 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I have been craving salty crunchy things for the last week or so. I’ve NEVER been a chip/cracker person and I now have a ton of these things in my cabinet. Just this am I was at the store looking at those snap pea crisps and nearly drooling. THESE look so much better.

    Jerk seaoning? YES.

    Wasabi? ABSOLUTELY.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      craving salty crunchy things <— I think it's b/c of the summer, me too! I have spent so much money on raw vegan kale chips the past week. I won't even tell you how much b/c I should have been able to feed a family of 6, for a week, I wish I was kidding :) I am trying not to succumb to real chips and I love kale chips so much, I just dont love the price. And cannot duplicate in my dehyd what Brad's Raw can do. If only!

      Sooo anyway back to these, they give you that salty/crunchy/chewy thing AND I know you love wasabi. They are worth a dairy and gluten indiscretion, I promise. Loved.these.

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    Lisa — June 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    This will be our first time trying Edamame. Your pictures and recipe has us hooked on trying them.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      First time ever trying edamame? Well I think you’re in for a treat! Glad my pics/recipe twisted your arm!

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    Paula — June 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I can see how addicting these could be. I usually just put edamame in salads, stir frys and veggie bakes so this looks like a fun twist for those little beans! I think I’d like that leftover dip on salad too (I find myself frequently using your dips as salad dressing)! I love all the possibilities with this recipe.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 23rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      This dip could definitely double as dressing provided you like wasabi! I mean, a spicy dressing :) These little things were so so so addicting, too! Loved them!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Love these bites, the panko coating sounds so good!

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    Kate @ Diethood — June 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I can only imagine that these are the most flavorful bites, ever!! Such an awesome recipe!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I can’t believe they’re baked! They’re so crunchy looking and perfect. Pinned of course – I want some now!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks for pinning and Dorothy I was SO surprised how crunchy they turned out, too. Like, wow, are you kidding! And I’ve since gone on and repeated this technique with every veggie I can find :)

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    Paula — June 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I was literally about to get off-line when I got this email. This has totally blown my mind, Averie. I LOOOOOOOVE edamame and this looks insanely good. I’ll be dreaming about it. Pinning. Thanks for another great one. Have a great week!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks for pinning and have a great week, too! :)

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    jenna @ just j.faye — June 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    These sounds amazing. I actually happen to have all of these ingredients, so I need to make these ASAP. Can’t wait to try them out… while having a drink (or four) with some friends. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      I love that you’re going to wash them down with as many cocktails as I do :) Awesome! Keep me posted if you try them!

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    Ashton — June 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, I could seriously do some damage to a bowl of these!! And I will be anxiously awaiting your fried zucchini recipe— it’s one of my faves! Pinned :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks for pinning and between these, and the zucchini, I’ve been in parmesan/panko heaven lately :)

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — June 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Wasabi peas are one of my favorite snacks ever! That spicy kick is so addictive in the best sort of way, and I always save the ones with the most wasabi for last. I imagine yours taste similar, only better. They’re edamame, so there’s extra protein, and extra cheese is always awesome in my book!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you for all your comments yesterday – I read and appreciate them all and thanks for taking the time to leave them all, Amy! :)

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      • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        You’re welcome Averie! I felt awful for falling so far behind, and I really missed hearing your stories and seeing your gorgeous photos. :)

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    Heather @ Upholstery cleaning Fulham — June 24, 2014 at 1:34 am

    These looks amazing and definitely will make it ASAP, may be in weekend :)

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    Chloe — June 24, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I have to make these! They sound amazing!!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — June 24, 2014 at 4:56 am

    I spotted these guys on IG last night before I was going to bed, and had to come over this morning!! They look so good! Such a great idea to coat them in a Panko breadcrumb topping too.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Ok you must be on the east coast or go to bed VERY early. I posted them at like 4pm pacific. I normally aim for noon to 1pm but got sidetracked. I swear I was up for another 12 more hours after that :) I’m jealous you can go to bed that early with all your work finished!

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    Vickie S. — June 24, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Holy s**t!! This is so brilliant, the crunch factor along with the creaminess factor. I just demolished a huge package of them the other day after visitng Costco, now it will be fun to go back for more and make these! Thanks so much!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 24th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Love your excitement :) I am the queen of 4 letter words! And if you try these, please LMK!

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    Kelley @chefsavvy — June 24, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Wow! These look absolutely delicious. What a great idea Averie! I have been in an edamame kick lately bringing them to work as a snack. I will have to give this recipe a try.

    Thanks

    Kelley @chefsavvy

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    Rachel Cooks — June 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

    What a fun snack!

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    Karen @ Lushious Eats — June 24, 2014 at 7:21 am

    These are the perfect treat for those snacking nights while watching big brother ;) Love this idea!

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    Heather @ French Press — June 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I love the way you snack Averie! These look perfectly popable

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    Ellen — June 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    What an original recipe! I don’t think I have ever seen anything quite like it and…I am intrigued to give it a try:)

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — June 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    What a fabulous idea! You could coat anything in parmesan breading and I’d eat it! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the zucchini! Pinned!

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    Meredith — June 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Totally irresistible!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — June 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Edamame bites are such a great idea! I need to try them!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 26, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Dude – these look AMAZING! And you know I could munch on these ALL DAY LONG :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 26th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      It only took me about 15 minutes to eat the whole batch…if you can make them last all day, I’m impressed :) Seriously I inhaled these babies!

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    marla — June 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    How in the world did I miss these?! Crazy genius girl!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — June 26th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      This is your kinda food and Marla, and I loved these things :) As in, gone in minutes :)

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    Kelly - Life made Sweeter — June 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I love edamame and baking them in the panko/parmesan crust is brilliant! And that wasabi dip? Omg, I think I would probably find an excuse to dunk everything in there – pinning!

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    Sarah | Scrumptiously Skinny — June 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them, but I already know I’m going to love them! I mean, what’s not to love?! Edamame, parmesan, wasabi…yum!

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    Lauren Hobson — July 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I just took these out of the oven! They are amazing and my almost 5 year old has been stealing them off my plate! Love finding more ways to eat veggies! I could eat the whole pan by myself!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — July 29th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      I practically did eat the whole pan my myself and I love that your 5 y.o. is stealing them – fabulous!

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