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Spicy edamame

Spicy Edamame

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Spicy edamame is an easy, healthy snack or side dish with a kick! It’s ready in minutes and has just the right level of heat.


  • 1 pound frozen edamame in pods (in the shell)
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil*
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, plus more for the water
  • ~1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, to taste
  • Optional garnish: Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add the edamame and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Boil the edamame until bright green and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes, then drain.
  2. Place the edamame in a bowl. Add the toasted sesame oil and salt, then grate the garlic clove into the bowl (using a microplane). Toss gently until everything is evenly coated, breaking up any clumps of the garlic that stick together. Add the chili garlic sauce, starting with less and gradually adding more to taste (we used about 1 tablespoon). Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm, with a smaller bowl for the discarded pods.


*Make sure to look for toasted, not regular sesame oil. It has a much stronger flavor.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Spicy Edamame