This easy Air Fryer Edamame Beans recipe helps you enjoy a low-calorie snack anytime! Edamame can be served as an appetizer or side dish.
Whole edamame became widely popular being served at Japanese restaurants and Sushi restaurants. You will find these green soybeans on the menu in the appetizer section, typically served with a sprinkling of salt. Truth be told, this is one of my favorite parts of going out for sushi!
I love anything fried, but we all know that we need to eat fried foods in moderation. Fortunately, in the age of the air fryer, we can indulge in “fried” food more often. With this easy air fryer edamame beans recipe, you can enjoy this low-calorie snack anytime! Air fryer roasted edamame is a great healthy snack and can be served in lots of great ways. I love them with a sprinkling of sesame seeds or a sprinkling of coarse salt.
Easy Air Fryer Recipes
With the popularity and convenience of the air fryer, I have been trying to really ramp up my air fryer recipes to make sure you have all sorts of ways to use that fun appliance. Today we have a tasty air fryer snack recipe that also makes a healthy side dish, too!
REASONS TO LOVE AIR FRYER EDAMAME BEANS
This healthy snack is low in calories, rich in vitamin K, a good source of fiber and loaded with soy protein. It can be an everyday snack, a tasty side dish, or a quick appetizer as it only takes 10 minutes in the air fryer!
They are adaptable for any flavor palate, too. Want spicy edamame beans? Kick them up with a little cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
WHAT ARE EDAMAME BEANS?
If you are not familiar with edamame, it is a legume – specifically immature soybeans. The Japanese word “edamame” translates to “stem beans”.
These bright green beans are mild in flavor and slightly nutty. They are not soft beans and have a bit of a bite to them. They are delicious on their own or a great addition to salads, stir fry dishes, or soups.
With only 3 ingredients, these couldn’t be simpler!
- Edamame Beans – Fresh edamame or frozen will work in this recipe. Both can be found in either the produce section or the frozen section of most grocery stores.
- Sesame Oil – Sesame oil adds a distinctive flavor to the beans. You could also try olive or avocado oil.
- Salt – Any salt will do, but I love a flaky sea salt on my edamame.
- Serve with soy sauce garnished with sesame seeds – also delicious with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese or chili flakes if you want to spice things up.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER EDAMAME BEANS
You will find the complete measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card a the bottom of this post.
FIRST: In a mixing bowl, combine the edamame beans, sesame oil and salt. Mix until coated.
SECOND: Place edamame pods in the air fryer basket.
THIRD: Fry at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or 14 minutes if frozen. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.
FOURTH: Serve with soy sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds.
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FAQ’s ABOUT EDAMAME
How do you eat edamame? You are only going to eat the beans inside the pod. There are usually 2-3 beans in each pod. Bring the edamame pod to your lips, squeeze, and pop those beans into your mouth. Do not eat the pod. It is not toxic, just very tough to chew!
Just discard the shell. This is why in a restaurant they serve the edamame with one empty bowl, for the discards.
What is the best way to cook edamame? The most common way to prepare edamame is to boil it in salt water for 4-5 minutes. You can also steam it, saute it or cook it in the microwave. Roasted edamame is delicious too – bake the beans for 30 minutes in a 375-degree oven stirring every 10 minutes. However, I think the air fryer method is the tastiest!
Can you air fry frozen edamame beans? Yes, you can air fry frozen beans, just add 4-5 minutes to your cooking time.
- Instead of sesame oil, you could try olive oil or avocado oil.
- Try other seasonings such as garlic powder, pepper, chili powder, curry, cumin, red pepper flakes…really anything! Let me know what seasoning you have experimented with and enjoyed.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- You can store the edamame beans in an airtight container and consume them within 2-3 days. You can air fry them again to reheat and crisp them up.
- If you don’t want to fuss with the shells, you can roast shelled beans using the same method.
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Stop back often for more air fryer recipes. I am doing my best to make sure I have new ones to after all of the time!
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This appetizer is indeed a triple threat – Healthy….Delicious….Simple! Try these tasty little beans today and be on the lookout for more air fryer recipes in the near future!
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen edamame beans
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- Optional for Serving: Sesame seeds and soy sauce
- In a mixing bowl, combine the edamame beans, sesame oil and salt. Mix until coated.
- Place edamame beans in the air fryer basket.
- Air Fry at 380oF for 10 minutes or 14 minutes of frozen, making sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking.
- Serve with sesame seeds and soy sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 371mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.