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Garlic edamame is a tasty snack that’s super simple to make. The combination of garlic, soy sauce, and flaky salt adds a delicious punch of flavor to the nutty edamame beans! It’s a healthy, flavorful snack the whole family will enjoy.

I’m a big snacker, which can be tough when I’m trying to eat healthy! Here are a few recipes I always turn to when I want a snack but don’t want to break my diet: apple chips, protein balls, and Greek yogurt dip with avocado fries! You’ve got to try them all!

Garlic edamame in a blue and white skillet.

Edamame in a Garlic Sauce

Edamame is one of those things that tastes good with just a bit of salt. It has such a mild flavor and a texture that’s so addictive! If you love edamame, you have to try it out with this delicious garlic soy sauce added. It’s a game-changer! It’s the perfect snack, side dish, or appetizer!

Garlic edamame is not only a super tasty snack, but it’s also packed with nutrition. These little green beans are chock full of protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. The added soy sauce and garlic give them a savory and flavorful twist that will make your taste buds sing. Not to mention, edamame is a low-calorie snack that can help you get your snack on without sabotaging your healthy eating goals. Make a batch of these, your stomach will thank you! Looking for more healthy snacks? Try these crispy air fryer chickpeas or protein poppers!

Ingredients Needed

All you need to do is grab a bag of frozen edamame from the grocery store. You’ll have the rest of the ingredients to make this tasty snack in your pantry! I love how easy to make (and ultra flavorful!) this garlic edamame is. See the recipe card below for the exact measurements I use.

  • Frozen Edamame: Edamame is a type of soybean that’s commonly served as a snack or appetizer. I love using frozen edamame because it’s so convenient. Frozen edamame is also pretty inexpensive, making this the perfect wallet-friendly snack.
  • Water: Used to steam the beans.
  • Olive Oil: The olive oil is used to coat the edamame and add a touch of flavor. It also helps the other ingredients stick to the beans.
  • Garlic: Adds delicious savory flavor! I used fresh minced garlic here so it really packs in that delicious flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Adds a rich umami flavor to the edamame. I just used regular soy sauce, but you can also go for low-sodium soy sauce to make this snack a healthier option.
  • Flaky Sea Salt: Flaky sea salt is a type of salt that has a coarse texture and briny flavor. It’s used to season the edamame and enhance its natural flavors!

How to Make Garlic Edamame

It’s super easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Garlic edamame is one of my new favorite snacks. I love that I can whip it up in a snap!

  1. Steam Edamame: In a medium-sized skillet add the edamame and water. Cover with a lid and then steam on medium high for about 5 minutes. Then remove edamame and set aside on a plate.
  2. Combine With Sauce: Add the olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and then add the edamame back to the skillet. Then add the soy sauce. Stir so the edamame is coated in the sauce. Then sprinkle with sea salt and serve.
Edamame being cooked in a skillet with garlic and soy sauce.

Ways to Use Edamame

Not only is this garlic edamame a great snack, but it works well in other recipes as well! It’s perfect for stir fries, salads, rice bowls, you name it! Not only does the edamame add flavor, but a boost of protein and fiber as well!

Top-down view of edamame served in a black bowl.

Storing Leftover Garlic Edamame

Keep any leftovers for a quick and easy snack! The great thing about garlic edamame is that the flavors continue to meld as it sits, so it will be even more flavorful the next time you have it!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store garlic edamame in an airtight container so it stays nice and fresh. It will keep for up to 4 days.
Picking up an edamame pod.

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Garlic Edamame

By: Alyssa Rivers
Garlic edamame is a tasty snack that's super simple to make. The combination of garlic, soy sauce, and flaky salt adds a delicious punch of flavor to the nutty edamame beans! It's a healthy, flavorful snack the whole family will enjoy.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 10 ounce frozen edamame
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions 

  • In a medium sized skillet add the edamame and water. Cover with a lid and steam on medium high for about 5 minutes. Remove edamame and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and add the edamame back to the skillet and add the soy sauce. Stir to coat the edamame in the sauce. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 253mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 0.2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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