Looking for an easy way to cook whole edamame from frozen, try these lightly seasoned air fryer edamame! Simply place frozen edamame pods in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. They come out crisp and perfect for snacking!
If you have never had edamame before, you're in for a treat! They are shaped similarly to any bean pod, where there are individual beans inside of a larger outside shell.
Edamame are immature soybeans, which is why they are light green in color. The beans are tender. The outside pod is not meant to be eaten. You can either pop the beans out of the pod with your hands or use your teeth to slide them out, similar to you how you would eat fresh artichokes.
Edamame are low calorie and rich in vitamins in minerals. They are especially rich in folate and are a great vegan protein source!
Why you'll love this recipe
- This is a healthy air fryer snack that can be cooked from frozen. Craving salty but want something a little different? Try air fryer pepperoni chips!
- Leave them as is, or add salt, or your favorite seasoning blend. Season them to taste!
- Often you will see edamame at sushi restaurants and they are served steamed. Air frying frozen edamame gives them a crispy outer shell.
- whole edamame beans in their pods
- sea salt
- garlic powder
- olive oil or avocado oil
How to cook edamame in the air fryer
Pour edamame into a bowl and toss with oil, salt, and garlic powder.
Place frozen seasoned edamame into the air fryer basket.
Set to 5 minutes of cook time. Cook until desired doneness is reach, you may want to shake the basket or stir the contents halfway through for even cooking.
Recipe Tip for air fryer frozen edamame
Using frozen edamame is easy, but not a;; the seasoning will stick to the frozen veggies. If you want your edamame seasonings to stick better, toss them in oil and seasoning half way through the cooking process.
Where to buy frozen whole edamame
Frozen edamame can be readily found in the freezer section of almost any well stocked grocery store.
I purchase mine from Costco, which has a large bag of organic edamame that are portioned out into smaller bags for easy snacking.
What to serve with whole edamame
Cooked edamame make a great protein-packed snack on their own, or they can serve as an appetizer or side dish for a full meal.
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Air Fryer Edamame (Whole)
- 2 cups whole edamame
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. olive oil or avocado oil
- Pour edamame into a bowl and toss with oil, salt, and garlic powder.
- Place frozen seasoned edamame into the air fryer basket.
- Set to 5 minutes of cook time. Cook until desired doneness is reach, you may want to shake the basket or stir the contents halfway through for even cooking.