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Imagine munching on some warm edamame pods, lightly tossed in an aromatic garlic-soy glaze. Garlic Edamame is a little spicy, savory, and simply irresistible.

garlic edamame in a square white bowl

Let me let you in on a little secret of mine. There’s a snack that’s been the talk of the town (or at least my house haha) for quite a while. It’s Garlic Edamame!

Perfect for a quick snack or an elegant side dish, this treat combines the goodness of green soybeans with the rich, garlicky goodness we all love.

I’ll never forget the first time I had edamame. I went with my hubby to a sushi place back when we were first married. We ordered, and along came this appetizer of green edamame beans.

I’ll be honest, guys. I had no idea how to eat these. They were steamed and salted, and I just started munching on them. 

This prompted a few giggles from Jeremy and the friends we had with us. How was I supposed to know you don’t eat the pods? Ha! They’re lucky I have a good sense of humor. 

While I do enjoy the steamed and salted version, this recipe brings edamame to a whole new level from that first time I tried it.

Ready to embark on this delicious journey? This recipe for garlic edamame will have your mouth watering from the first bite. Let’s dive in!

Some of our other favorite appetizer recipes we have on our site include: Easy Crispy Buffalo Chicken Air Fryer Wontons, Homemade Easy Focaccia Recipe (Garlic Rosemary), and Homemade Garlic Parmesan Air Fry Tater Tots.

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Super Quick: Got 15 minutes? That’s all you need from start to finish. It’s the perfect appetizer or quick snack.
  2. Flavor Burst: The combination of garlic, soy sauce, and red chilies gives you a mouthwatering treat. These edamame beans are great at absorbing the flavors you combine them with!
  3. Perfect for Sharing: Whether it’s game day or a dinner party, this dish is a crowd-pleaser! Though, if you’re not sure how to go about eating them, I’ve got a little guide for you down below!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Frozen edamame in shell
  • Garlic cloves (minced)
  • Whole dry red chilies
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • White sesame seeds
ingredients needed to make garlic edamame

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC EDAMAME:

  1. Heat a medium-sized saucepot over high heat filled with 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the frozen edamame and cook for 5 minutes until it is tender. Remove the edamame from the heat and let it drain well.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sesame oil, minced garlic, whole dry red chilies, and soy sauce. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant, then add the cooked edamame.
  4. Toss the edamame in the sauce and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve hot.
how to make garlic edamame

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

IS EDAMAME GOOD FOR YOU?

Absolutely! Edamame beans are a source of protein, fiber, and a bunch of vitamins. They’re a tasty and healthy snack.

There have even been some studies done that suggested edamame might cure certain health problems. Look it up if you don’t believe me!

WHAT DOES EDAMAME TASTE LIKE?

Edamame has a fresh, slightly nutty flavor. The beans are moist and have a great texture.

They’re just a little bit chewy. When paired with our spicy garlic sauce, it becomes irresistibly delicious.

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HOW TO PROPERLY EAT EDAMAME?

Hold an edamame pod by the tip, bite down, and pull to get the beans out. As you pull the pod through your teeth all the little beans will pop right into your mouth.

Just remember, the shells aren’t meant to be eaten! Have a small bowl nearby to put them in.

ANY ADDITIONS?

There are all kinds of ways you could change this recipe. Check out these ideas!

  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
  • Add some sliced green onion for color and flavor.
  • A drizzle of maple syrup can balance out the spice.
  • Try a sprinkle of black sesame seeds for contrast.
  • Mix in a bit of rice vinegar for a tangy twist.
  • Throw in some shelled edamame for those who don’t like munching from the pod.
  • A dash of teriyaki sauce can add a sweet touch.
  • Fresh cilantro can be a refreshing addition.
  • Add a teaspoon of brown sugar for a caramel undertone.
  • Chili garlic sauce can elevate the spicy flavor.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

I’ve got a few! Though, this recipe is so simple, there aren’t too many ingredients to swap out, haha!

  • Vegetable oil or olive oil can replace sesame oil.
  • Fresh edamame can be used instead of frozen.
  • Low-sodium soy sauce or teriyaki sauce can be an alternative to regular soy sauce.
  • Instead of dry red chilies, try chili oil or red chili flakes.
  • If you don’t have sesame seeds, flaky sea salt can give that crunch.
garlic edamae in a small white bowl

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store the cooked edamame in an airtight container. It’ll be good for up to 3 days.

I love having these in the fridge to pop into the microwave whenever I want.

Freezer: If you’ve made a big batch, place them in a freezer bag, making sure they are cooled first. They can be stored for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Blanching Perfection: Always use salted water when boiling the edamame. It enhances the flavor!
  • Freshness Check: Ensure your frozen edamame hasn’t been sitting in the frozen aisle for too long. Check the date!
  • Heat Levels: Adjust the number of red chilies based on your spice preference.
  • Serving Hot: Edamame tastes best when served warm. A quick reheat can bring out its flavors.
  • Double Dip: If you love a lot of garlic, double the amount of minced garlic for that extra punch.
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Garlic edamame is a fun and simple experience for all. It’s a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create an explosion of flavors.

Whether you’ve grabbed a bag from your local Asian market or the grocery store’s frozen aisle, you’re just minutes away from enjoying this delightful treat. Give it a go, and I’m sure, like many of us, you’ll be hooked!

If you’ve tried this GARLIC EDAMAME, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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4.75 from 4 votes

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 7 minutes
Imagine munching on some warm edamame pods, lightly tossed in an aromatic garlic-soy glaze. Garlic Edamame is a little spicy, savory, and simply irresistible.
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Heat a medium-sized saucepot over high heat filled with 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the frozen edamame and cook for 5 minutes until it is tender. Remove the edamame from the heat and let it drain well.
    10 oz. frozen edamame in shell
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sesame oil, minced garlic, whole dry red chilies, and soy sauce. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant, then add the cooked edamame.
    1 tablespoon sesame oil, 3 cloves garlic. minced, 4 whole dry red chilies, 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Toss the edamame in the sauce and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve hot.
    ½ teaspoon white sesame seeds

Notes

  • Blanching Perfection: Always use salted water when boiling the edamame. It enhances the flavor!
  • Freshness Check: Ensure your frozen edamame hasn’t been sitting in the frozen aisle for too long. Check the date!
  • Heat Levels: Adjust the number of red chilies based on your spice preference.
  • Serving Hot: Edamame tastes best when served warm. A quick reheat can bring out its flavors.
  • Double Dip: If you love a lot of garlic, double the amount of minced garlic for that extra punch.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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