Learn the best way to prepare edamame in about 5 minutes with just 3 simple ingredients! It’s the perfect snack or side dish for any meal.
If you’re looking for an easy, healthy and delicious snack, look no further than this easy edamame recipe!
With just three simple ingredients, you can whip up a restaurant-quality side dish in a matter of minutes. Whether you serve this as an appetizer or snack or add the edamame to a salad or stir-fry, this recipe is a great one to keep in your back pocket!
Edamame Health Benefits
Edamame is a green, immature soybean that is usually boiled or steamed and often eaten as a snack or as a side dish in Japanese cuisine. That said, it can also be served in a variety of dishes, such as salads and stir-fries. In the United States, most edamame is found in the freezer section with other frozen vegetables. You can buy it shelled (sometimes called mukimame) or in the shell, which is what we’re using for this recipe.
Edamame has some wonderful health benefits. It’s high in plant-based protein (1 cup has about 18 grams), fiber and vitamins. It’s also a good source of healthy fat and antioxidants while being low in calories and cholesterol.
edamame – for this recipe we’re using a bag of frozen edamame pods, not shelled edamame.
kosher salt – helps to enhance the flavor of the edamame beans and ensure that they are cooked to the proper texture. The salt also helps to tenderize the beans and can prevent them from becoming tough.
Just bring a large pot of water to a boil with kosher salt. Once boiling add the frozen edamame to the water and cook until bright green and tender, about 4-5 minutes. Drain and place it in a bowl. Sprinkle edamame with flaked sea salt and serve warm.
How simple is that?!
Spicy: Sprinkle with red pepper flakes or drizzle hot sauce or sriracha on edamame pods
Miso: Toss with miso paste and sesame oil
Garlic: Toss with garlic powder or minced garlic, black pepper and olive oil
Lemon: Sprinkle with lemon zest and sea salt
Curry: Toss with curry powder and a little coconut milk
Teriyaki: Toss with teriyaki sauce and sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds
Honey: Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sea salt
Sesame: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a splash of soy sauce
Wasabi: Mix with wasabi paste and a little olive oil
How to Serve Edamame
On its own as a snack – edamame in pods is typically served as a side or snack. Open the pods with your teeth and eat the beans!