Edamame Pasta with Pesto

Just found this out, but apparently some people consider edamame as a “super vegetable” because it is the only vegetable that contains all 9 essential amino acids (is a complete protein). Pretty cool! Edamame are simply green soybeans and have a lot of other benefits as well. Like the fact that they are low in calories, are a great source of protein, and contain no cholesterol! Oh, and they taste freaking delicious. Especially in pasta form.

 

Ingredients

Edamame pasta

1/2 cup pesto

Orange and red pepper (1/4 of each, 1/2 pepper total), sliced

1/2 cup Mushrooms, chopped

3 garlic cloves

Garlic powder (light sprinkle)

Salt (light sprinkle)

Pepper (light sprinkle)

1 tsp Olive Oil

Instructions

1) Cook pasta according to box.

2) Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat.

3) Cook pepper and mushroom in pan for about 10 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle in garlic powder, salt and pepper at about the half way point (5 minutes or so). Add in minced garlic as well.

5) Strain the pasta and put it in a bowl. Add pesto (as much or as little as you want) and mix evenly throughout the pasta. I used about 1/2 cup of pesto.

6) Top with veggies and you’re all set!

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