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Silky Edamame Soup

Silky Edamame Soup is exceptionally well balanced.

I love to pair Edamame Soup with all of my Asian entrees. Do not make this soup with regular spinach only use baby spinach. I cooked it with regular spinach and it changes the flavor of the entire soup. 

I found this recipe in my Skinnytaste Cookbook.  If you don’t have this cookbook buy it because it’s one of the best cookbooks I own. 

Cost Per Serving $3.17 as of August 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $12.67.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $9.37.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $2.34.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

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Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1.5 cups

Equipment needed: 1 Dutch oven and blender

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry this recipe save you about $3.30.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $3.30 as of August 2022

  • sesame oil $1.72
  • soy sauce $1.58


Total: $9.37 as of August 2022

  • 1 shallot $0.20
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.54
  • 32 oz chicken broth $1.33
  • 12 oz fresh or frozen edamame $2.54
  • 6 oz baby spinach $2.72
  • 1 bunch scallions $0.88
  • light sour cream $1.16

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Place Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1/4 cup shallots until the shallots are light brown.
  3. Add the garlic for 1 minute then add 4 cups chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 12 oz edamame. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to medium low for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  5. Turn off the heat and add 3 cups of fresh baby spinach until wilted. 
  6. Use an immersion blender or puree soup in batches. 
  7. Keep warm until ready to serve. Top with black pepper, scallions, and crème fraiche or sour cream. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 3

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