This delightful, creamy dip, served with crispy Parmesan pastry straws, would make a perfect beginning to a drinks party or summer barbecue. Edamame beans are young soya beans and are usually sold frozen. They are a rich source of isoflavines, so when they are teamed up with quinoa they create an appetizer that is full of protein.
Substitute edamame beans for other canned beans, such as cannellini beans. You could also use an equivalent amount of podded and peeled fresh, young broad (fava) beans.
Straws Nutritional Information per 4 straws: Energy 344kcal/1433kJ; Protein 12g; Carbohydrate 24g, of which sugars 1g; Fat 23g, of which saturates 14g; Cholesterol 57mg; Calcium 225mg; Fibre 2g; Sodium 260mg.
Dip Nutritional Information: Gluten free with GF mayonnaise. Energy 169kcal/700kJ; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 4g, of which sugars 1g; Fat 15g, of which saturates; 40g; Cholesterol 20mg; Calcium 37mg; Fibre 1g; Sodium 72mg.
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