Sesame Edamame

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Did someone say snacks? I have to apologize. I've definitely been neglecting the snack food group on here but I'm going to try to remedy that with this Sesame Edamame recipe.

Edamame in their pods are a popular appetizer at Japanese restaurants, and beyond, for good reason. They're tasty simply steamed and sprinkled with salt. But you can also flavor them up like we're going to do here.

Edamame is fun to eat. I like to hold the pod horizontally and squeeze the beans into my mouth. Others like to put the whole pod in their mouth and force the beans out with their teeth. There's no wrong way but don't eat the pods!

Edamame is also good for you! They are immature soy bean pods. It's a whole food and a good source of fiber and protein. (Do not take this as medical advice. Do your own research.)

It's pretty easy these days to find bags of frozen edamame pods in the freezer section of your local grocery store. And it takes less than 10 minutes to turn them into a delicious snack. Whether you decide to eat these with or without the sauce I'm sure you'll find them delicious.

Sesame Edamame Pods

A quick, tasty snack or side for your favorite Asian dishes
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Laura Nunemaker


  • 8 oz. frozen edamame pods
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Gomashio or sesame seeds


  • Cook edamame pods according to package. Many brands steam in 5-6 minutes in the microwave right in the bag.
  • While the pods are cooking, combine tahini and Bragg Liquid Aminos until smooth in a bowl large enough to toss the edamame pods.
  • When the edamame pods are ready, toss in the tahini mixture to coat. Sprinkle with gomashio or sesame seeds while stirring so they all get a bit on them. Eat warm, room temperature, or cold. Remember, don't eat the pods!

If you try this recipe I'd love to hear about it! Everything But The Bagel seasoning or smoked salt would be a wonderful stand-in for the gomashio.

What's your favorite healthy snack?

Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. full-time traveler. rv dweller. food lover. cow petter.

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