Finger Licking Sesame Edamame

Total Time
10 mins
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!

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  • 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.