Easy Edamame

Edamame make a fun and satisfying snack or side dish. They are full of fiber and special antioxidants called isoflavones. When you find them at Japanese restaurants, they are often just seasoned with a pinch of salt but feel free to try out other flavor combinations such as pepper, lemon, garlic, red chili flakes, etc.  We like to sprinkle with dulse, a dried sea vegetable that contributes a little saltiness and is a great source of iodine – great for your thyroid.


  • Desired amount of edamame (frozen or fresh)
  • Desired seasonings
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Lemon
    • Dulse
    • Garlic
    • Etc.


  1. Fill a pan with water and boil.

  2. Add the edamame.
  3. Boil for about 3 minutes if eating from the pod (or 6 minutes if smashing for dips, etc).
  4. Taste one to ensure desired doneness.
  5. Drain and rinse with cold water to retain the green color.
  6. Sprinkle with desired seasonings.