Sesame Ginger Edamame

While often served at Japanese restaurants as an appetizer, edamame is a quick and easy dish to make at home.  I like to keep a few bags of edamame in the freezer for a satisfying protein-rich snack.

Sesame Ginger Edamame


Quantity Ingredients
1.5 tbsp / 22 ml sesame seeds
1 bag (1.1 lb/500 g) frozen edamame
1 tbsp / 15 ml greated fresh ginger root
2 tsp / 10 ml sesame oil
1/2 tsp / 2 ml coarse sea salt, or to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Place sesame seeds on a baking sheet.  Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until seeds begin to brown and become fragrant; remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, bring a saucepan full of water to a boil.  Add edamame and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and drain water.

In a mixing bowl, toss edamame with ginger, sesame oil, salt and toasted sesame seeds.

Serve warm.

Serves 4.

Nutrition: Per 1 cup (250 ml) serving: 178 cal, 13 g pro, 10 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 g carb, 6 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 300 mg sodium

Tip:  Swap regular sesame seeds for black sesame seeds, available at major grocery and specialty food stores, for an attractive variation.

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen