A few weeks ago, I posted a fantastic dip recipe using soybean oil. I’ve since learned that soybean oil is one of the most versatile ingredients that you can use in the kitchen, helping create delicious traditional meals without compromising taste. Armed with this new information, I started thinking about all the other great recipes I could learn to make using soybean oil.
The Soy Connection website has plenty of new soybean oil recipes that I’ve never even thought of trying before. After perusing the site, here are the top 5 recipes I’d like to try at home. I’ve compiled them as a menu that I would serve at a get-together.
Appetizer: Edamame Hummus
I love a good hummus with pita bread! This recipe swaps out the chick peas and replaces them with edamame, so you’ll get the “green” look to your hummus. This hummus looks like it’ll be sure to please, and it’s so simple to make. And each serving is only 60 calories – and that’s 2 tablespoons worth. Throw in your pita bread and…YUM!
Salad: Black Soybean Salad
Of all the recipes I found, I’m probably most excited to try this one. I love the colors in this salad – and it looks to be a breeze to make! You’ll get the softness of the beans, mixed with the crunchiness of some of the vegetables like celery and red peppers, mixed in with the subtle spiciness of some chili powder. I would even add in some tomatoes and use as a salsa. This quick & easy salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Side Dish: Linguini with Roasted Garlic-Wine Sauce
Oh. My. Yum. This picture makes my mouth water! This linguine mixed with shallots, tomatoes, edamame, pine nuts, basil, and parmesan cheese looks so darn good. I love just about any pasta dish and this one looks like it would be a great addition to my kitchen repertoire. I think I would also add some spinach to this recipe for that extra pop of flavor and dark green coloring. Definitely a must-make recipe!
We have Pork Tenderloin for dinner at least once or twice a week at my house. It’s relatively cheap and so versatile! We shred it and put it in tacos, serve it over pasta, or bake it like this recipe calls for. It looks like there’s a lot of ingredients in this one (and we all know how much I hate that! LOL) but I have most of them in my pantry already anyway. You can serve this as an anytime-meal too!
Dessert: Delectable Doughnut Bites
Now who doesn’t love a good doughnut?!?! Honestly, I’ve never made them myself at home before, but this recipe makes it look so easy, I’ve got to give it a try, right? I like the variations they added to the recipe, too. You could make cinnamon sugar doughnuts, raspberry jam doughnuts, or even lemon doughnuts. And, hey, who says you can’t dip them in a little chocolate?
I am so excited to try some of these soybean oil recipes! And, keeping with my new “healthy” attitude, it’s nice to know about all the great benefits of using soybean oil. It contains 0g trans fats, is a principal source of omega-3s, and it’s great source of vitamin E! Are you using soybean oil? Check your pantry – most all vegetable oils are actually 100% soybean oil! A great-for-you cooking companion that won’t cost you an arm & a leg!
So give it a try today…and be sure to come back and comment if you try any of the recipes.