Recipes for Soybeans


Baked Soybeans

1 cup dry soybeans, soaked
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped, or 1/4 cup tomato paste or ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Cook the soybeans and drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine beans, liquid and remaining ingredients in a casserole dish and bake, covered, for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 45 minutes.

A couple of finely chopped garlic cloves and/or a chopped green or red pepper are good additions to the above casserole. The addition of 1/2 cup of corn kernels is another variation.

Serves 4.

Soy and Mushroom Salad

1 1/2 cups soybeans, soaked
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
3 stalks celery, chopped
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
4 scallions, finely chopped

Cook the beans and drain well. Mix together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss the beans and vegetables in the dressing. Serve chilled.

Serves 4-6.

Marinated Soybeans

3 cups hot cooked soybeans
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped scallions or chives
1/2 cup chopped green or red pepper
1/3 cup chopped celery
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill

Place hot beans in a bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic, and then pour over hot beans. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator several hours.

Stir in scallions, pepper, celery, parsley and dill. Chill again.

Serves 4-6.