Recipe: Asian Sesame Edamame

Great for adults and kids alike!
Cooked edamame in a white bowl

Here’s a unique and delicious way to spice up those oh-so-healthy edamame (soy beans) for your next gathering or dinner party. They’re great for all ages, and they’re a terrific source of protein if you’re trying to eat less meat.

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  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons of pre-minced garlic in a jar)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 package (16-ounces) frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add edamame and soy sauce and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, oil, mustard and wasabi paste. Spoon wasabi dressing over edamame and serve.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings
1 serving = 1/2 cup

Calories: 250
Total fat: 16 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 430 mg
Total carbohydrate: 16 g
Dietary sugar: 6 g
Sugar: 7 g
Protein: 12 g

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