Holiday Season is around the corner! Are you looking for a Quick and Easy recipe yet Healthy and Low-Calorie Snack? Check out my Chili and Lime Edamame recipe below.
What is Edamame?
Edamame is pronounced as “ɛdəˈmɑːmeɪ”. Edamame is young, immature soybeans. This comes in Pods or Shelled. It is green in color.
Where can you find Edamame?
Frozen Edamame at Bestco (left shelled; right soybeans in pods)
Another Brand of Edamame found at Besto Supermarket
Health Benefits of Edamame
- High in soy protein
- Healthy fiber
- High in Vitamin K
- Provide all essential amino acids
- Lower cholesterol
- Low in Carbs
- Low in sugar
How did I come up with this recipe?
Edamame is normally served in a Japanese restaurant as an appetizer. The secret to this snack recipe is “Salt“. The easy way to make this is boil them in water and add salt.
One night I went out for dinner with my friends at Oliver and Bonacini on Yonge and Front. We were looking at the menu and surprisingly saw “Steamed Edamame” under the Appetizer section. My friend ordered it. In my mind, I was thinking “why would you order that while you can make that from home?”. The description under Steamed Edamame says “chili oil, lime salt”. OMG! It was so so tasty and addictive! However, the bowl of Edamame was too small that we finished it so fast. I decided to try this out at home one day.
Voilà! Chili Oil, Lime Salt Edamame recipe!
- 454g bag of Edamame (in Pods and Frozen)
- Chili oil
- 1/2 a Lime
- Sea Salt and Pepper
- Bring a pot of water to boil
- Add in a bag of frozen Edamame in pods
- Boil the Edamame until it floats to the top of the water
- Drain the water
- Put the boiled Edamame in a salad bowl
- Add 2 pinches of Salt and Peper
- Add Chili Oil (more or less to your liking)
- Squeeze 1/2 a lime to the Edamame
- Mix the Edamame
Ready to serve! Best Healthy Snack that is so simple and easy to make! Enjoy while you are at home on the couch watching TV/Movie!
Where to get the BEST Chili Oil: Jim Chai Kee Wonton Noodle Restaurant. They have 2 locations – one in Scarborough and one in Richmond Hill.
I bought the regular chili oil (bigger jar in the picture).
The smaller jar of chili oil in the picture has XO sauce in it.
DO NOT overcook the Edamame! If you do, It will be soggy and won’t taste as good!
Edamame can also be microwaved for 4 minutes. I tried both ways and I personally prefer boiling the Edamame. The soybeans tastes better when boiled.
If you want to microwave the Edamame, buy it at Costco. It comes in smaller packs that has little holes to steam the Edamame in the microwave. Be careful of the steam when you take it out of the microwave. Use the SAME ingredients (Chili Oil, Salt and Pepper, Lime) to mix in the bag. Be aware that there are holes in the bag so oil will spill out during shaking.