Spicy Garlic Edamame

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Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame – an easy, totally addicting snack or side dish – is a flavor explosion in your mouth!

Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!
Spicy Garlic Edamame

Have you ever ordered steamed edamame at a Japanese restaurant? Well, these Spicy Garlic Edamame are even better, thanks to the spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, cayenne, and honey. They are finger-licking good and super easy to make. Edamame is a great plant based source of protein! More edamame recipes I love, Edamame Fried Rice, Spicy Sriracha Tofu Rice Bowls, Edamame Hummus, and Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame to name a few.

Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!

This spicy snack is so flavorful and made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Trust me, make them once, and you’ll be making them again and again! If you cook them, come back and leave a comment! I can’t wait to hear what you think.

How To Eat Edamame

The pod of the edamame is not edible, you only eat the beans inside the pod. To eat edamame, place one edamame pod in your mouth, slide out the edamame beans with your teeth, and discard the pods.

What goes well with edamame?

This spicy edamame would be excellent as a side dish with California Shrimp Sushi StacksCauliflower Fried RiceGeneral Tso Chicken, or Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry. You could also serve it as a snack or appetizer for a party or football game with these Shrimp Egg Rolls.


  • Thaw your edamame overnight in the refrigerator or microwave for a couple of minutes to defrost.
  • Use shelled edamame instead of in the pods.
  • Swap edamame with green beans or snap peas.
  • If you love the spicy garlic sauce, serve it over your favorite roasted vegetables, like broccoli or cauliflower, for a side dish.
  • Sub soy sauce for gluten-free soy sauce, coconut aminos, or tamari to make the edamame gluten-free.

Spices for edamame
Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!

How To Make Edamame

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Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!
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Spicy Garlic Edamame

152 Cals 10 Protein 14 Carbs 7 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!


  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 5 cups edamame, in pod*


  • *If frozen, place edamame in a microwave-safe bowl and heat edamame for 2-3 minutes, or until defrosted.
  • In a small bowl, combine orange zest, cayenne, sesame seeds and black pepper.  Set aside.
  • In a small sauce pot, bring soy sauce, chicken broth and honey to a slow boil over medium heat.
  • Continue to gently boil until sauce is reduced by half, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil, garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Add edamame and orange peel/spice mixture and toss to evenly coat.
  • Add sauce to the edamame, toss and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened and edamame is heated through.



Serving: 11/4 cups, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 573mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Meals


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  1. Gina and fellow commenters,
    Great Grownup Green beans. I really appreciate another cook asking about green beans. I steamed 1.5 lbs ( next time I will do 2 lbs or cut back on sauce) and it made a yummy side dish. My husband ate several servings and he is not a green bean fan.
    Also, will try with shelled edamame and serve over cauliflower rice. Thanks again Gina this is a definite keeper.

  2. Definitely a keeper. It’s out new favorite TV snack, I’m making this again tonight (3rd time). Sooo good.

  3. Easy recipe to follow, tastes like restaurant quality!

  4. These were fabulous! Made them today for lunch as part of your 7 day plan meal lineup!

  5. By far the best edamame recipe!! 

  6. Bought a bag at Costco and the bag says pods not edible

  7. These are absolutely delicious!

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  15. Would this be 0 points with the WW Freestyle Program? Thanks 

  16. Can you make the sauce and store in your fridge and then measure out beans and sauce and microwav? just trying to plan one snack for the week to make things Easy on me.

  17. Made these last night with your Spicy California Shrimp Stack. So delicious!

  18. Was going to make these today but from the sound of the comments you just eat the bean inside not the shell along with the bean inside. Is that right?

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  21. I made this recipe about a month ago and have made it two more times since!  The flavor is amazing!

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  23. I just made these tonight. They are so quick and easy, and the flavor was SO delicious! My whole family loved them, thanks for the awesome recipe. I will definitely make again!

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  25. I make these using just a scant tsp of cornstarch with the soy sauce.  The yummy sauce sticks better. 

  26. This recipe is great! Loved it!

  27. This recipe is great! Loved it!

  28. For calorie count without the shells: measure out 5 cups edamame in the pod, shell them and put them in a measuring cup. However much they amount to is going to be the same 152 calories since you don't eat the shell. If there's too much sauce, double or triple the edamame amount, eat them with joy, and plan your daily caloric intake accordingly.

  29. Just made these -fantastic!!!!

  30. I made this last night and it was delicious! Excellent recipe, highly recommend others giving it a try. Plus not hard to make at all.

  31. Wow ! This looks amazing.
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  32. I recently tried edamame for the first time. I love teriyaki sauce so I drizzled it over the top (which made it much better!) but your recipe looks like something I would like. I will have to try it! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  33. I can't wait for you to post the shrimp sushi roll you served this with on Snapchat so I can put them on my menu!!

  34. Would this recipe work with green beans?

  35. This looks delicious but I can't try it as I can't find these in rural France where I live 🙁 Going to try it with broad beans or sugar snaps. What do you think? 🙂

  36. Yes you can make this with shelled edamame, but since I have not made it that way I'm not sure of the quantity conversion .

  37. Has anyone tried making these with shelled edamames? The pods are not edible and I would think it would be more convenient to make with the shelled ones.

  38. I love garlic, and this spicy garlic Edamame is amazing,

  39. These look amazing!

  40. That's a great flavor combo idea! I'll try it!

  41. I'd also love to know the equivical amount of edamame out of the shell (I have some in the freezer right now!) Thanks, this looks great.

  42. Can you eat this cold? Was wondering if it would be a good at a tailgate this weekend?

  43. Do they have to be served warm? Wondering if it would work to take to a tailgate??

  44. I would also love to hear if it's OK to make the sauce and toss with defrosted frozen edamame, no shells. Thanks!

  45. I would like to use edamame beans that are not in the shell… would that change this recipe at all? I don't think so, but wanted your opinion.

  46. So do you eat the whole thing? I'm not familiar with edamame.

    • I suck the beans out,don't eat the shell.

    • Edamame are soybeans in a shell (like peas) very high in fiber. You may remove the beans from the shell by hand or simply suck them out, that way you enjoy the sauce that coating the shell.

  47. I recently ordered these at a Japanese restaurant and LOVED them!!! Thank you for posting this recipe.