Boiled Edamame Recipe

Edamame in a white dish
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  • Yield: 1 lb (4 servings)
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Edamame are green soybeans. Salt-boiled edamame in pods are eaten by squeezing beans out of pods with fingers. It's a great appetizer to serve with beer. If you have salt-boiled and frozen edamame, just thaw them in the fridge.

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb fresh edamame (in pods, or frozen edamame in pods)
  • 2 tbsp salt (and more to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Cut off the stem end of each pod. Wash edamame well and put in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and rub edamame with salt. (If you are using frozen edamame, please start​ the next step.)
  3. Boil lots of water in a large pot. Add about 2 tbsp of salt to the boiling water.
  4. Add edamame to the boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened.
  5. Drain edamame in a colander. Taste one edamame and if it's not salty enough, sprinkle more salt over boiled edamame. Spread the edamame on a flat tray to cool.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 380
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 3,710 mg
    Carbohydrates 0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 97 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)