By Food E Fare

Edamame is a popular Japanese snack made from young soybeans, typically served boiled and lightly salted. Here's how to make this irresistible snack:


  • Edamame (fresh or frozen)
  • Water
  • Salt


Prepare the Edamame:

  • If using frozen edamame, thaw them by rinsing under cold water or soaking them in a bowl of water for a few minutes. If using fresh edamame, rinse them under cold water.

Boil the Edamame:

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add a generous amount of salt to the boiling water.
  • Once the water is boiling, carefully add the edamame to the pot. Allow them to cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on whether they are fresh or frozen. Fresh edamame may take slightly longer to cook.
  • Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Test for Doneness:

  • After 3-5 minutes, remove one edamame pod from the pot and carefully open it. The beans inside should be bright green and tender.
  • Taste one of the beans to ensure it is cooked to your liking. It should be soft but still have a slight firmness to it.

Drain and Serve:

  • Once the edamame is cooked, drain them in a colander and rinse them briefly under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Transfer the cooked edamame to a serving bowl or plate.

Season and Enjoy:

  • Sprinkle the boiled edamame with a little extra salt if desired, tossing them gently to coat.
  • Serve the edamame hot or at room temperature, allowing everyone to enjoy them as a delicious and nutritious snack.
  • To eat, simply squeeze the pod between your thumb and forefinger, popping the beans out into your mouth. Discard the empty pods.

Optional Seasonings:

  • For extra flavor, you can sprinkle the boiled edamame with other seasonings such as garlic salt, chili powder, or furikake (Japanese seasoning blend).


  • Enjoy your perfectly boiled edamame as a tasty and addictive snack, rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients.

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