Servings
3
Cook Time
15
Prep Time
5

Not only is edamame one of the healthiest things you can snack on, it's also supremely versatile. Because its flavor isn't too overwhelming, you can mix it into a ton of dishes for an easy nutritional boost.

This shrimp succotash is no exception. Even with a little bit of bacon and melted butter thrown in, it still makes for a tasty and healthy lunch you can whip up with ease.

Recipe and photo courtesy Lindsay Livingston, R.D. of The Lean Green Bean.

Makes 3 Servings
Prep Time: 
5
Cook Time: 
15
Ingredients 
2 slices of bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 cup corn kernels
1 red pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups frozen, shelled edamame
1 lb shrimp, raw, peeled & deveined
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp melted butter
Optional toppings:
Basil
Goat cheese
How to make it 

In a large sauté pan, cook bacon, onion, garlic, and peppers over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Cook edamame according to package directions. Add to pan along with corn and cook 3 minutes more. Set aside.

Place shrimp on skewers, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with paprika. Grill 2 minutes per side.

Plate succotash mixture, top with shrimp and add fresh basil and goat cheese if desired.

Note: If you don't want to grill your shrimp you can easily cook them in the pan. Also, feel free to substitute your favorite bean for the edamame.