How To Cook Frozen Edamame In The Microwave

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Frozen edamame cooked in a microwave is the perfect protein-filled snack to lounge with on any given day. Eat standalone as a snack, serve as an appetizer, or side dish —it doesn’t matter.

microwave edamame

How To Cook Frozen Edamame In The Microwave

Are you a soy lover?

Then your mouth will drool over these edamame snacks. Who would have thought that these soybeans in a pod could taste so wonderful!

organic edamame beans package

If you’ve always wanted to cut back on meat consumption but found it challenging, your big break is now. Edamame beans are loaded with protein. As a complete protein source, they’ll curb your meat cravings, while ensuring your body gets sufficient nutrients.

frozen edamame beans

Serve as a snack, appetizer, or side dish —either way, you’ll be loaded up with energy because of its iron-rich content.

You’re not short on ways to prepare edamame, but this recipe is a simple fix, and is cooked without hassle in a microwave.

frozen edamame in container

These frozen edamame beans are just as good as the restaurant-bought ones, so don’t doubt your microwave’s ability to produce scrumptious, tender beans.

homemade edamame recipe

What You‘ll Need to Cook Frozen Edamame Beans

Simple meals are often underestimated. Too often we feel as though it’s necessary to binge-watch the most exotic, elaborate meal tutorials on YouTube, when something as nutritious and straightforward as frozen beans could suffice.

edamame bean in shell

Simple is always better, at least in my household.

When you spend the least amount of effort preparing yummy meals, exclusive attention can be directed to loved ones or a passion you wish to pursue.

shelled immature soybeans

All the simple ingredients to recreate this nutritious snack can be found below:

  • Frozen edamame beans
  • Water
  • Sea salt

Of course, the aim of this recipe is to show you how to cook frozen edamame in the microwave, so you’ll need an appliance of your own. Otherwise, feel free to cook your edamame in an instant pot. They’re just as delicious. Don’t have an instant pot? Get one here.

edamame beans as appetizer

The ABCs of How to Cook Frozen Edamame in the Microwave

Unlike most beans prepared in your comely little kitchen, there’s a slight sweetness to edamame beans, as they contain high levels of umami.

Like every other vegetable and legume, edamame is best cooked fresh from the whole plant. However, it’s unlikely you’ll find that anywhere, so let’s stick with frozen edamame for now, and make a helluva meal of it.

edamame beans in microwave

To kick things off, you’ll need a microwave-friendly container to cook your frozen edamame beans in. These microwave-safe dish will change the way you cook, so don’t forget to check it out.

microwaved edamame in shells

Once your container is good to go, add your frozen beans (you don’t need to defrost them) with water, and place in the microwave with a lid. Set to cook on high for 5 minutes.

shelled edamame in bowl

Remove your cooked edamame beans from the microwave, strain, and add your sea salt. Toss around the beans in a bowl to distribute the salt evenly throughout.


Your cooked edamame beans are ready to be served. These beans are wonderful, and you’ll love them.

edamame beans pluck from pod

Other Tasty Bean Recipes to Make

Don’t forget to check out my other bean recipes.

Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans Recipe

Vegan Quinoa Avocado Bowl With Beans

Enchilada Casserole With Ground Beef And Refried Beans

Instant Pot Chili With Ground Meat And Beans – Easy Dump Dinner!

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Microwave Frozen Edamame Beans

Cooking frozen edamame in the microwave is super easy! Restaurant worthy edamame in a pod will come out of your microwave after you follow these easy instructions!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: edamame
Cooking Method: Microwave
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 86kcal


  • 10 oz frozen edamame
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

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  • Put edamame and water in a microwave-safe bowl and loosely cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid (or plastic wrap or microwave-safe plate if you don't have the lid).
  • Microwave the frozen edamame on High for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cooked edamame from the microwave, drain, sprinkle with coarse salt and toss until evenly coated with salt.


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Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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