Ginger Steamed Edamame Pods

I really like edamame for some reason. It has a sort of indescribable taste, but it’s delicious, especially with ginger, olive oil, and garlic! Today, I made a simple snack for myself by steaming a bunch of edamame pods, dressing them with some spices and oil, and packing them to eat on-the-go. I chose to make ginger steamed pods because ginger really brings a nice zesty taste to the pods when paired with lemon juice. If you aren’t a huge fan of ginger like me, you can enjoy the pods without the ginger and make it more garlic-heavy! You can also sprinkle some sesame seeds on top if you choose to substitute the ginger. Edamame pods also make a perfect side dish or appetizer to a meal. At Japanese restaurants, you can always order edamame as an appetizer or as a side dish to sushi. It’s a great source of soy protein and it’s delicious, perfect for guilty-free snacking and keeping yourself healthy!


The Recipe

Yields 1 – 2 Servings

Serving Size: 1 cup of pods

2 cups edamame pods

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

1 tsp lemon zest

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt and pepper for taste (optional if needed)

1/2 tsp garlic powder



1. Place the edamame pods into a bowl completely filled with water. Place the microwave-safe bowl into the microwave and cook for ~ 2 minutes. The pods will become steamed. If you like, you can steam them like you would vegetables on the stovetop as well.

2. Pour out the water and place the pods into a clean bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil, freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt/pepper if you need. Massage the spices and oil into the pods by mixing them around either with clean hands or a spoon.

3. Eat either warm or cold! Remember that the actual pod is not edible, you eat the edamame beans from inside. Simply bite on the pod so you get the seasoning that we put on top on the tip of your tongue and then squeeze the beans out with your teeth and enjoy!


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