Sesame Soy Edamame cooked with sesame oil, soy sauce, and a touch of red pepper flakes take edamame to a whole new level. This savory dish has tons of flavor and you'll never want to go back to eating plain edamame again.
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.
Edamame is a young soy bean that hasn’t fully matured. It’s a small green bean that grows in a pod similar to a sugar snap pea or snow pea. They are slightly sweet and can be eaten cold, at room temperature, or hot. They are served in the pod and shelled and popular in Asian cuisine. In most stores they can be found in the freezer section or the produce section.
Edamame is a really great plant based protein option that has 11 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber, and only 120 calories in a half cup serving of shelled edamame. It’s also loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and 10% of your daily iron needs.
It is best not to eat the pods of edamame. Although it isn’t a big deal if you eat a few of the pods, eating too many can cause tummy troubles. The pods are also very fibrous and just difficult to eat. When edamame is served in the pod, you want to gently pop the beans out of the shell using your mouth or hands.
At most supermarkets, you can find frozen, pre-cooked edamame. These edamame are either shelled or in the pod but have been steamed beforehand. They just need to be reheated. This can be done in a steamer, pan, or microwave. Once the edamame is no longer frozen, it can be eaten warm or at room temperature. It’s actually fairly hard to find fresh edamame that has been prepared in any manner.
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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