Made this soybean hummus yesterday. Very tasty, and I love the light green color.
It was delicious with sliced tomatoes and raw cauliflower. I added an extra garlic clove. Found it a bit salty.
Here's my question. It took one 1-lb bag of frozen edemame to yield 8 oz of beans for the dish. So I had 8 oz of pods left over. Do they have any nutritive value? I'm sure I could add them to any pot of simmering broth, but would I be reaping any significant benefit?
We shell every pea and bean that comes in a pod and toss the rest, so is that the answer -- too fibrous to eat and only good for compost?
we do eat green beans, which are tender pods.
When eating edameme from the pod, I'll often put the whole pod in my mouth, and pull it out, leaving the peas behind. The pod itself is too chewy when lightly cooked, though I've never tried to cook it a long time. Frozen edemame out of the pod isn't much more expensive than in the pod.