Get ready to elevate your snacking game with these irresistible roasted edamame bites. Packed with plant-powered protein and a burst of flavor, they're the perfect guilt-free treat for munching on while watching your favorite shows or sharing with friends.
This recipe is not just a snack; it can also be a delightful appetizer or a crunchy side dish. It draws inspiration from our spicy crunchy chickpeas and our garlic edamame recipes, combining the best of both worlds for your taste buds to enjoy.
💚 Why you will love this recipe
- Burst of flavor
- Perfect snack
- Easy prep
- Inspired by favorites
The ingredients that make this edamame recipe SO good are:
- Shelled Edamame beans: The star ingredient, they provide protein and crunch.
- Granulated garlic: Adds a savory depth of flavor to the edamame.
- Soy sauce: Infuses a salty and umami-rich taste into the snack.
- Toasted sesame oil: Provides a nutty and aromatic essence, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
See the recipe card for quantities.
- Granulated garlic: Use onion powder for a similar flavor.
- Soy sauce: Opt for tamari sauce or liquid aminos for a gluten-free alternative.
- Toasted sesame oil: Substitute with regular sesame oil or olive oil for a milder taste.
Sheet pan, parchment paper, and a mixing bowl.
To make this delicious appetizer follow the step-by-step directions.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). This temperature is ideal for roasting edamame to crispy perfection.
Step 2: Prepare the edamame by ensuring frozen ones are fully thawed.
Step 3: patting them dry with a clean tea cloth.
Step 4: Season the edamame in a mixing bowl with sesame oil, granulated garlic, and salt, ensuring an even coating.
Step 5: Spread the seasoned edamame on a parchment-lined baking sheet for even roasting.
Step 6: Roast in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes, stirring halfway through for even cooking.
Step 7: If using raw sesame seeds, toast them in a skillet until golden brown and aromatic.
Step 8: Once the edamame beans are slightly browned and crispy, remove them from the oven, sprinkle them with toasted sesame seeds, and serve them as a delightful snack or side dish.
💡 Expert Tips
To ensure perfectly crispy Roasted Edamame every time, make sure your edamame beans are thoroughly dry before seasoning. Excess moisture can lead to uneven roasting and less crunch. Pat them dry with a kitchen towel for best results.
For an extra burst of flavor, experiment with different seasoning options like smoked paprika, chili powder, or homemade sunflower seed cheese.
It's a fun way to customize your Roasted Edamame to suit your taste preferences.
In addition to the suggested seasoning on the expert tips, here are some extra variations.
Spicy Kick: Add a dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix for a spicy twist on these Roasted Edamame.
Citrus Zest: Enhance the flavor with a sprinkle of lemon zest or lime zest just before serving for a citrusy punch.
Herb Infusion: Toss the edamame with fresh chopped herbs like rosemary, thyme, or cilantro for a fragrant and herbal touch.
Cheessy: sprinkle some homemade vegan parmesan before serving.
🥢 How to serve
Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy these crunchy edamame beans.
Snack Time: Serve as a crunchy and satisfying snack for movie nights, game days, or anytime you're craving a flavorful nibble.
Pasta or Salad Topper: Sprinkle these crispy edamame over your favorite salads for an added crunch and a boost of plant-based protein. They make any salad even more delicious.
Quinoa Edamame Bowl: Create a wholesome Quinoa Edamame salad or a vegan poke bowl by combining these roasted gems with cooked quinoa, fresh veggies, and your choice of dressing. It's a nourishing and delightful meal that's easy to put together.
Absolutely! Roasted edamame is a nutritious snack option. It's packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it's a flavorful way to satisfy your cravings while staying on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Just be mindful of portion sizes to keep your snack in check.
Yes, you can use fresh edamame if you prefer. Just blanch them briefly in boiling water before following the seasoning and roasting steps.
Yes, you can use other high-heat cooking oils like olive oil or avocado oil if you don't have sesame oil on hand. However, sesame oil does add a distinctive flavor that complements the edamame well.
Yes, roasted edamame is naturally gluten-free, making them a great choice for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
Storing: To keep your Roasted Edamame fresh in the fridge, store them in an airtight container or a resealable bag. This will help maintain their crunchiness. They can be refrigerated for up to a week.
Reheating: To reheat, simply place your desired portion on a baking sheet and warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes. This will help restore their crispiness.
Freezing: If you'd like to freeze your Roasted Edamame for later enjoyment, place them in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. They can be frozen for up to three months.
Reheating from Frozen: When you're ready to enjoy them, no need to thaw. Place the frozen Roasted Edamame on a baking sheet and reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes, or until they're crispy and heated through.
📚 More edamame recipes
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🧮 Serving size
This recipe yields enough for four servings when served as an appetizer or snack, and it's perfect for two servings when used as a side dish.
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- Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 375°F (190°C). This temperature is ideal for roasting edamame to crispy perfection.
- Prepare Edamame: If using frozen edamame, ensure they are fully thawed. Pat the beans dry with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.
- Season: In a mixing bowl, combine the edamame beans with sesame oil, granulated garlic, and salt. Stir well to ensure each bean is evenly coated.
- Roast & bake: Spread the seasoned edamame beans in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This helps in even roasting and prevents sticking.Place in the preheated oven and roast for about 50 minutes. Halfway through, give them a gentle stir for even cooking.
- Only if using raw Sesame SeedsWhile the edamame is roasting, toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent burning. Once they turn golden brown and aromatic, remove from heat.
- Combine: Once the edamame is done (they should be slightly browned and crispy), take them out of the oven. Immediately sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over them while they are still hot.
- Cool and Serve: Allow the roasted edamame to cool slightly before serving. They can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature as a snack or a side dish.
Storage: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container. They stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature.
Reheating: If needed, reheat in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes to restore crispiness.
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