Home Snacks & Sides EDAMAME RECIPE - Green Soy Beans


Edamame (eh-dah-MAH-may) are green soybeans, available in the frozen foods section of most grocery and health food stores. They are easy to prepare and very healthy. Eat them by picking up a pod and pinching the soybeans out into your mouth.


  • 5 cups water, lightly salted
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen edamame pods
  • Coarse sea salt


1) In a medium saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and add the edamame. Return to a boil, then lower heat to maintain a slow rolling boil for 5 minutes, until warmed through. Watch carefully so that the boiling water does not foam up and overflow.

2) Drain the edamame in a colander, then sprinkle liberally with salt and/or garlic salt. Serve cold or at room temperature. Don’t eat the pods.

Additional Tips

Edamame is great any time of the day. As mentioned these green soy beans are usually eaten as is however they are great in other recipes. Try tossing them into soups, salads or on rice. One great way to eat them is to prepare a spread by blending the edamame with some mustard, oil salt and pepper. This produces an awesome dip or spread.

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