Nov 132011

I go through phases when I eat. Sometimes, they’re healthy. Most times, they’re the most disgusting addiction and unhealthy thing out there. Like SpaghettiOs. Man, do I love SpaghettiOs. My friend and I ate strictly SpaghettiOs for an entire week once. No joke. Disgusting, right? But oh. so. good.

For some reason, when I crave a certain thing I can’t stop! And this leads me to my microwave popcorn phase. It was short lived because soon after it began, I decided that it was not ok. So, I bought bags of edamame instead and haven’t looked back since! Ok, I eat the occasional bag of microwave popcorn still…but who doesn’t?!

This edamame is a craving in itself. It has some cooked garlic in every bite as well as some red pepper flakes for an added kick. The best part about it is that it’s healthy for you! It’s a great source of protein and fiber. WINNNNN. Not to mention it’s way healthier than your average bag of microwave popcorn. Oh, and it’s incredibly easy to make. So when you’re looking for a snack, dig into these.

You could probably make this with shelled edamame too and it would be lovely…especially on a salad or something, but I like it with the shell on so I can bite out each soy bean individually and get all of garlicky, red pepper flake goodness.

It’s a step up from your every day edamame appetizer and a nice treat for your taste buds. Just make sure you brush your teeth or chew some gum after. It’s that garlicky. That’s how you know it’s good.

Garlic Edamame

  • 1 16 oz. Package of frozen edamame (with shells)
  • 3-4 Cloves of fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons oil (olive, vegetable, or sesame all work–I used vegetable oil)
  • 1 Teaspoon of low-sodium soy sauce
  • Corse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Cook the frozen edamame according to the package. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, throw in the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until the garlic is just starting to brown (remove from heat immediately so you don’t burn the garlic).


In the same pan, add the edamame and mix everything well so that the pods are nicely coated with the garlic/red pepper flake mixture. Turn the burner back on low while constantly tossing the edamame. Drizzle the soy sauce over the pods and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about another minute to warm the soy beans.


Remove from heat and serve immediately.


It’s such a great, quick, and healthy snack! Happy Sunday! :)


This post is linked up to Eat Yourself Skinny’s round-up for Skinny Super Bowl Snacks!
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  14 Responses to “Garlic Edamame”

  1. This looks delishh! What an interesting photography! Loved everything about your blog.

  2. Oh man. Garlic, edamame. Two of my favorite things. Together?
    I’ve never thought to jazz up edamame, you’re a genius.
    Can’t wait to make this!

  3. Interesting – just the word Edamame had me running in the other direction when I 1st saw this in the grocery store. I love the simplicity of your post and that edmame is not all that scary! Have to try your recipe.

  4. We eat so much edema me in my home it’s ridiculous. I love the idea of making it like this. Bring on the garlic, the more the better!

  5. I love edamame in pods and usually add a garlic seasoning over it. But fresh garlic and red peppers sounds fabulous!

  6. Thanks, everyone!! This is one of my favorite snacks! I hope you get to try it out sometime :)

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  8. Can you eat the edamame in the pod? or should you remove them???

  9. I just added edamame to my shopping list. This looks so good – I can’t wait to try it!

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  12. Just made this, sublime! And now my lips have that lovely chilli tingle feeling : )

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Just made it. Loved it. Very easy, simple, delicious and healthy. I used sesame oil and very little salt. Thanks much for the recipe.

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