Eating Edamame is Fun, Yummy and Good for You!

Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

I went out to eat sushi with my daughter and her family a few weeks back and I was introduced to the appetizer edamame. Now, I’d heard of these but never had them.  OH MY GOSH! I was in love. They have a deliciously mellow flavor and are so fun to eat…  I was hooked and I’ve been eating them regularly at home ever since, as in several times a week.  Other great facts about them is they are high in all kinds of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including protein, and my favorite things is they only take 5 minutes to cook. I’ll make a whole bag and have that for my dinner, which I like to keep light.  Though of course they are a great appetizer or side dish. For dessert you can whip up another 5 minute recipe, our Healthy No Bake Cookies, or our Fruit Dip Recipe.

Our sushi meal.Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

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5 Minute Delicious Edamame Snack
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Ingredients
  • 1 Bag Frozen Edamame in Pods, any size.
  • Salt, small coarse variety (Regular will also work.)
Instructions
  1. Boil a pan full of water, enough to cover the edamame a couple of inches.
  2. Add frozen edamame
  3. Cook for 5 minutes starting the moment you put it in the water. (Don't wait for it to reboil.)
  4. Drain.
  5. Sprinkle salt over it, stirring as you do.
 

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Any frozen edamame will work. This is my favorite brand so far as they are nice and plump. The salt shown is actually too large in coarseness. More on that later.Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

Boil enough water to cover the edamame by a couple inches. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

Drop in your frozen edamame. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

Cook for 5 minutes from the moment you dump it in. Don’t wait for it to reboil.  Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

This photo shows what I had to do because the salt I bought was too large in coarseness and wouldn’t stick on the edamame. (Does salt come in different coarseness?)  I took a rolling pin and made it finer. You can also use regular salt, but its much cooler with the coarse salt for reasons I can’t explain. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

After 5 minutes, dump your edamame in a strainer. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

Sprinkle on your salt, while mixing. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

Place it in a dish, grab an extra “empty pod bowl” and eat!Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

So this is an empty pod and one of the beans from it. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

And this is how you eat it. Insert pod into mouth, use your teeth to extract the beans out of one end. Toss the beanless pod into your “empty pod bowl” and repeat.  Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins. Edamame is a surprisingly quick, delicious and healthy snack that's also fun to eat! Kids will love it too. High in protein and essential vitamins.

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