Finger Licking Sesame Edamame

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Edamame is more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the "hardening" time. Edamame means "Beans on Branches" . A good source of protein. Enjoy as a snack squeezed directly from the well seasoned pods into the mouth with the fingers. Hence finger licking good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb frozen edamame, in the pod (3-4 cups)
  • Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish

  • sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add edamame and continue boiling until beans are crisp-tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile mix remaining ingredients together.
  3. When done, run cold water over, or put in ice water, to stop cooking. Drain well; pat excess moisture off, and toss in the dressing.
  4. Top with seeds.
  5. To eat, hold pod by stem end, and slide the individual beans out with your teeth. Discard pod.


Most Helpful

This was a nice way to eat. I had some in the freezer but wasn't sure what to do with them. I'm glad I tried this recipe. Garlic, fresh ginger and sesame are a great combo. Made for Veggie Swap 62

Dreamer in Ontario September 22, 2013

These were first time making my own Edamame....they are the time I will make them spicy!

killajen August 11, 2012

I usually serve edamame only lightly salted, but this was just as easy and a bit of an interesting change. If you like sesame, you'll love this.

SAHS October 03, 2010

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