Sesame Soy Edamame - Slender Kitchen

Sesame Soy Edamame

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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These Sesame Soy Edamame couldn't be more addictive and are packed with protein for a delicious snack or side dish.

I am always down for a giant bowl of edamame. In fact, it's one of my favorite afternoon snacks since it satisfies my constant cravings for something salty. When I am in a rush, I just defrost a bowl in the microwave and toss them with some sea salt. But when I have more time, I love to cook them in sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. The salty soy sauce and earthy sesame seeds make for a snack that is hard to put down.

Since I love edamame hot or cold, I usually make up a big batch of these whenever I cook them and keep them around all week for quick snacks. Packed with protein and fiber, they are a healthy snack and one that will keep you full. They also make a tasty low carb side dish for an Asian inspired dinner.

Sesame Soy Edamame

Looking for more edamame recipes? Consider trying Fiesta Edamame, Lemon Pepper Asparagus and Edamame Stir Fry, Teriyaki Brown Rice and Edamame Bowls, or Sesame Spaghetti Squash and Edamame.

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  • 3 cups edamame in pods
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g


  1. Defrost the edamame by boiling them for about 5 minutes or microwaving them until tender crisp. Dry them off using a kitchen towel.
  2. Add the sesame oil to a pan over medium high heat. Add the red pepper flakes as well if using. Once hot, add the edamame and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until beginning to char and brown.
  3. Add the soy sauce and cook for about 1 minute until it mostly evaporates. Turn off heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Add more soy sauce or salt if needed.
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Sesame Soy Edamame
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