Simple Edamame Appetizer

Tamara Stimpson

When you visit a Japanese restaurant, you are often given a bowl of these delicious edamame pods with coarse salt as an appetizer. My family enjoys them and we make them at home occasionally. Try them and see if you love them as much as the Cooper family!

  • Cut off the stem end of edamame pods. Wash edamame and drain.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the edamame pods. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Drain in a colander. Spread boiled edamame on a flat tray and sprinkle 1 Tbsp of coarse salt over them.
  • Cool the edamame and serve.


*You can either remove the edamame from the pods with your teeth as you are eating them, or with your fingers. These tasty beans make a nice accompaniment to beer!