Garlic Edamame Recipe- Healthy Eating Made Easier

By now, parboiled Edamame lightly salted is standard appetizer fare at Japanese restaurants the world over. Edamame, or soy bean pods, have a high nutritional content with a major dose of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. This easy Garlic Edamame recipe gives a slight twist on the classic with the addition of fragrant garlic. Fast, easy and addictive- Garlic Edamame makes for a delicious and healthy snack and a great alternative for those who want a little extra flavor on top of regular edamame.

Serves 4


1 lb whole edamame (available frozen in Asian markets and some Western markets)

2 tablespoons olive oil

12 cloves garlic finely minced

2 tablespoons water

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Crushed red chili peppers for garnish (optional)


Rinse the Edamame under warm water and drain thoroughly.

In a wok, heat the olive oil on high heat. Sauté the garlic for about 1 to 2 minutes until lightly golden. Add the Edamame and quickly but gently stir-fry. After the two minutes, add the water and stir-fry again for another minute or so.

Remove from the heat and toss in the salt. Place the garlic edamame on a serving plate and garnish with a sprinkling of crushed red chili peppers. Serve warm.