Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

One of my favorite annual treats from my CSA is Edamame, a fresh soybean that is a popular snack in Japan. Did you know that soybeans actually enrich the soil they are grown in? They enrich the body that eats them, too! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • edamame, as much as you would like to prepare (I use fresh, but frozen is easier to find and works well)
  • salt


  1. If using fresh, strip all of the pods off of your soybean bunch and boil them whole in salted water for 5 minutes.
  2. (Start timing once the water returns to a boil) Drain the pods, liberally salt them, and then slip the seeds out of the pods directly into your mouth.
  3. Have a discard bowl handy for the shells.
  4. You may never want to eat potato chips again!
Most Helpful

5 5

We love these, even our 10 year old DD does. They are tasty, and they're fun to eat! I like to sprinkle with coarse salt.

5 5

My parents are both from Japan, and my dad is very much into gardening. He actually grows the edamame in the summer and preps these *FRESH* for us to eat. Yummy yummy. I'm away at university, so reading this recipe and thinking about my dad is making me a little homesick... Hands down the best snack on a hot summer day!

5 5

This is the tastiest easiest snack-hands down-! Goes really well with beer (we had Sapporo) instead of peanuts.