Szechuan Edamame (Soy Beans)


This is a fantastic and healthy protein-packed snack. Replace potato chips with this fast and delicious recipe! Serve warm.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
14 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen edamame in the pod

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste


  1. Place edamame pods in a microwave-safe bowl; add 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on high until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain.

  2. Place sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat; toast until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, soy sauce, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until soy sauce reduces and thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Add edamame; toss until coated, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute vegetable oil for the olive oil if desired.

If you don't want them too spicy, just omit the red pepper flakes or add more if you really want more of a kick.

Note that you don't eat the outer pod of this bean! Put the pod in your mouth and use your teeth to pull out the beans inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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