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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72 comments

  1. 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!

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

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

  4. Wow, these look amazing!! I love wasabi!

  5. 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.

    • 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 :)

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

  7. 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..”

  8. 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! :)

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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—-

    • 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

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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

    • 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.

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

  18. 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.

    • 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!

  19. Love these bites, the panko coating sounds so good!

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

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

    • 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 :)

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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 :)

  25. 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!

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

  27. I have to make these! They sound amazing!!

  28. 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.

    • 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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

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

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

  33. 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:)

  34. 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!

  35. Totally irresistible!

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

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

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

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. Love to read it,Waiting For More new Update and I Already Read your Recent Post its Great

  43. That’s great! Thanks for sharing Averie Sunshine

  44. Great idea, Averie. Thanks

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