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Soybean

City Girl Sep 22, 2009 09:06 AM

Looking for information on soybeans and tips on ways of using them

  1. 1sweetpea Sep 22, 2009 09:08 AM

    Are you asking about dried soybeans or fresh green (usually frozen) soybeans, in or out of the pod?

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    1. re: 1sweetpea
      City Girl Sep 22, 2009 09:22 AM

      Thanks for your reply! I am focusing on fresh green soybeans.........just experimenting and thinking of grinding them and turning the paste or 'meal' into something

      1. re: City Girl
        1sweetpea Sep 22, 2009 09:35 AM

        I've successfully made hummus with them. I don't cook the frozen beans any further. I just buy the frozen soybeans (no shells) in the health food freezer section of Loblaws and thaw, before putting them in the food processor, along with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin a pinch or two of cayenne and some salt, to taste. I often add a bit of toasted sesame oil for flavour, instead of olive oil.

        I also saw a recipe in the October, 2009 issue of EatingWell Magazine for an Edamame-Ginger Dip that sounded interesting. I've also made green pea guacamole (a low-fat alternative to avocado guacamole). I'm sure fresh soybeans would make an excellent substitute.

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