This Edamame spread is a great recipe for toddlers and kids. It can be served as a sandwich spread, toast topper, or as a puree. It is high calorie, and high in iron. A one tablespoon serve provides 1.5mg of iron, and the lemon juice provides a dose of vitamin C to aid absorption.
If you have any concerns about possible nut allergies, make sure you take care if trying out this recipe, or even consult a GP or nutritionist. Obviously this recipe is not suitable if your child has an allergy to soy or cashews.
Another great recipe for kids that is high in iron is my Breakfast Slice. Let me know what you think of these recipes!
Edamame Cashew Spread
- 1 cup Cashews
- 400g bag Edamame Bean Pods or 1 1/4 cup beans
- 1 tbs Lemon Juice
- Place cashews in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside to soak for at least 10 minutes.
- While cashews are soaking, cook edamame beans according to the packet instructions. I steamed mine for 10 minutes. It is better to overcook the beans a little to make sure they are soft for blending.
- Once cooked, remove beans from pods. It can help to run cold water over the pods to cool them if they are too hot to handle after cooking.
- Drain the cashews. Add the cashews, edamame beans and lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Blend or process until smooth.
- Serve as is or spread over toast.