Edamame With Sea Salt Recipe

Prized as a Japanese appetizer, this edamame with sea salt recipe is easy to make and has the perfect salty, crunchy, good-for-you taste. Edamame beans are young soybeans that are soft, edible, and perfect for munching. This plant-based food is popular in East Asian cuisines where it’s steamed, boiled, or fried to make a variety of dishes like this tasty egg roll recipe. There are many ways to enjoy these delicious beans. And the most popular is simply blanching them and then seasoning them with sea salt. 

Preparing the Edamame With Sea Salt Recipe

This quick and easy salted edamame recipe makes for a perfect appetizer. It’s a salty soybean snack that you can enjoy with or without the pod. Edamame shell pods are not edible so you can choose to remove the pod while steaming or boiling them. Or, keep the whole pod to add extra flavor to the dish. These edamame beans are crunchy and addicting to eat, especially when served with lemon wedges on the side for that additional citrus taste. Enjoy this snack best with other authentic Japanese dishes like a delicious bowl of thinly sliced beef ramen soup.

Edamame With Sea Salt Recipe

How To Make Edamame with Sea Salt

This edamame with sea salt recipe adds a delicious layer of saltiness to the edamame beans. By blanching and seasoning the beans, you’ll get the perfect combination of salt and crisp with every crunch.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 2 cups edamame beans, in pods
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

To Serve:

  • 2 lemon wedges
  • ½ cup soy sauce, optional


  1. Snip off the ends of the edamame beans if they don't come prepared. You can use either fresh or frozen edamame beans.
  2. Steam or boil the edamame beans for 4 to 5 minutes before removing them quickly.
  3. Blanch them for a few seconds in cold water to stop the cooking process. This will keep them crunchy.
  4. Season with coarse sea salt. Stir and serve immediately.
  5. Serve with soy sauce for dipping and lemon wedges.


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 116mg
  • Calories: 229kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 824mg
  • Protein: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 6738mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 4IU
  • Vitamin C: 19mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is salted edamame good for you?

In general, edamame or young soybeans are healthy in protein. These low-calorie soybeans are suitable for those who have a healthy eating lifestyle like vegans or vegetarians. It’s a vegetable that’s rich in potassium, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. That’s why when you drench it in sea salt, it won’t be bad for your health. Since our body requires some sodium, the salt and potassium in this recipe balances the electrolytes needed in our diet. Thus, this edamame with sea salt recipe is a perfectly healthy snack with a good balance of salt, potassium, and other minerals.


What kind of salt goes on edamame?

We recommend using sea salt since its coarse texture goes well with the edamame beans. The salt grains are not too small or large like Kosher salts. It has the perfect size to evenly season beans. The taste is also a bit more organic than regular table salt since it has a different production process. Sea salt is made from evaporated sea water. This means that it still has traces of minerals and impurities that greatly affect its salty flavor.

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If you’re looking for simple edamame recipes, then this edamame with sea salt is the perfect quick snack. These small, round, and crunchy young soybeans make for a wonderful salty snack to serve with lemon wedges or soy sauce.
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