Boiled Edamame

Edamame in a white dish
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Ratings (12)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 pound (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
380 Calories
0g Fat
0g Carbs
97g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


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

Steps to Make It

Cut off the stem end of each pod. Wash edamame well and put in a bowl. (If you are using frozen edamame, skip to step 3.)

Sprinkle a pinch of salt and rub edamame with salt.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the salt.

Add edamame to the boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened.

Drain edamame in a colander. Taste one bean and if it's not salty enough, sprinkle more salt over boiled edamame.

Spread the edamame on a flat tray to cool and serve chilled.