Spicy Garlic Edamame

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

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

Ever get steamed edamame at a Japanese restaurant? Well these are even better thanks to the spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, cayenne and honey. They are finger-licking good, great as a snack, appetizer or side dish and super easy to make. Make it a meal served with California Shrimp Sushi Stacks, Cauliflower Fried Rice, General Tso Chicken or Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

Flavor explosion with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Trust me, make them once and you’ll be making them over and over again! Great for snacking while watching the game. If you make 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.

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

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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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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
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4
Keywords: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Meals


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

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

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

  4. By far the best edamame recipe!! 

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

  6. These are absolutely delicious!

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

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  25. This recipe is great! Loved it!

  26. This recipe is great! Loved it!

  27. 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.

  28. Just made these -fantastic!!!!

  29. 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.

  30. Wow ! This looks amazing.
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  31. 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 🙂

  32. 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!!

  33. Would this recipe work with green beans?

  34. 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? 🙂

  35. 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 .

  36. 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.

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

  38. These look amazing!

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

  40. 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.

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

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

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

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