Spicy Seared Edamame

6 ingredient, figure friendly, healthy snack recipe that is ready in under 20 minutes!

Spicy Seared Edamame -Quick and easy, figure friendly snack that is super scrumptious!
Spicy Seared Edamame -Quick and easy, figure friendly snack that is super scrumptious!

Are you finally enjoying the summer weather? My favorite activity in the summer is to sit out on the patio and …eat of course :). And since I have been munching away, I need something figure friendly.

So while thinking of a healthy appetizer to enjoy guilt free, I was reminded of the childhood seasonal favorites that were a treat. I do not remember exactly which part of the year fresh peanuts in shells or fresh pigeon peas in their pods were available in the markets, but I remember eating them boiled in salted water and they were so delicious! Spring time, it was the fresh green gram in their cute pods that were roasted.

So, I thought of something similar with edamame in their pods. Wish I could get the fresh ones, but the frozen ones do not disappoint. I added chili pepper, garlic, sea salt, lemon zest and juice along with olive oil and they are just so moreish!

And in under 20 minutes you have an easy, healthy snack that is lip smacking good!

Spicy Seared Edamame

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag of frozen edamame in shell, defrosted
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Mild red chili powder or paprika for sprinkling. I used Kashmiri chili powder
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lemon

To make the Spicy Seared Edamame

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Lower the heat and add the sliced garlic and let it fry until it is pale golden. Do not let it burn. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, sprinkle a small pinch of salt on it. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the edamame and toss them over medium high heat coating them with the oil, sprinkle the sea salt, chili powder and the lemon zest and toss for another 30 seconds.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the contents of the pan on to it and bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, squeeze the lemon juice and serve.

Spicy Seared Edamame -Quick and easy, figure friendly snack that is super scrumptious! Ready in under 20 minutes.
Spicy Seared Edamame -Quick and easy, figure friendly snack that is super scrumptious! Ready in under 20 minutes.

 

These are so scrumptious, that it is hard to stop eating them. I am happy that these Spicy Seared Edamame are healthy and figure friendly !

Enjoy!

Have a great weekend,

Sandhya

 

 

51 thoughts on “Spicy Seared Edamame

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      1. I know….I complain all through winter and wait for summer…but this heat is getting to me too!

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  1. Seriously one of the best way to sneak this protein rich edamame is making these sort of dishes with them. Simply irresistible and quite a fabulous dish to enjoy without any guilt.

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  2. Sounds new & interesting recipe to me, I have seen it in India but never tasted or tried it, if I got a chance to try it I would definitely love to follow your recipe. Thanks for this beautiful share:)

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  3. Monsoons are the time when the groundnuts are fresh and are usually boiled and sold in markets / shops and just few days back, I got a batch of it and was busy munching away. Fresh groundnuts are so much better and healthy snack option too. I haven’t tasted these beauties here and hope I find some in a gourmet shop soon to try out. Looks lovely, healthy and delicious.

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    1. Love those boiled peanuts Vidya! Edamame are fresh soy bean in pods. Maybe they are called soy beans in India. Do try them if you get a chance.

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  4. First I couldn’t take my eyes off the picture. Then you got me at “spicy” but of course, “figure friendly” is the real bonus. My husband and I watch a lot of late night tv shows in summer holidays, which means a lot of munching too. This recipe is definitely a guilt free delight! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much Maria…yes we do that late night munching too….that is what led me to this guilt free munching idea 🙂 Do try it and let me know how you like it.

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  5. Currently, edamame is hit in our family, loving your spiced version. Bookmarking this and sharing with daughter as always look out for healthy and delicious snacks idea.

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    1. Edamame are the fresh soybeans in pods, Archana. Maybe they are called soybeans? Hope you get them. Of course fresh peas will be yummy too!

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