Sesame Ginger Edamame

Edamame is an easy snack to make at home.  I like to keep a few bags of edamame in the freezer for a quick and satisfying protein- and fibre-rich snack. Edamame is also a good source of magnesium.

Sesame Ginger Edamame


Quantity Ingredients
1.5 tbsp / 22 ml toasted sesame seeds
1 bag (1.1 lb/500 g) frozen edamame in pods
1 tbsp / 15 ml grated 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.

Tip:  For variation, swap toasted sesame seeds with black sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per 1 serving (1 cup/250 ml)
Calories 178
Cholesterol 0
Carbohydrates 12
Fiber 6
Protein 13
Fat 10
Saturated Fat 1
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 300

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen