air fried edamame

Air Fryer Edamame

This Air Fryer Edamame recipe is simple, and nutritious. It only takes 10 minutes and 3 ingredients to whip up this easy snack. We also love enjoying this recipe as an appetizer or a side to our Tofu Katu Bowl, Vegan Chicken Wings, and our yummy Tofu Sushi Rolls

Frozen Edamame Recipe

For this delicious snack we used frozen Edamame. For years we followed the instructions on the frozen edamame bag and boiled them frozen, strained, and tossed them with salt.

One day while enjoying edamame at a local restaurant, Nate said “I wonder how these would be air fried.” 

A couple days later, in the mood for a snack, I started making regular edamame and then after I strained it, tossed in some sesame oil and coconut aminos and added them into the air fryer. 

When they finished baking, we tried them and LOVED them! It was still so simple to make and yet became a better crispy snack! 

Frozen to Air Fryer Method

We also tested adding the frozen edamame tossed with sauce directly into the air fryer. While this method works, if you’re looking for a crispy snack the edamame won’t be as crispy compared to boiling them first.

Difference in Soybeans vs Edamame

Edamame and Soybeans are actually the same legume. Edamame are soft green and young beans, technically young soybeans. On the other hand, the soybeans we know and use to make soymilk, tofu and soy sauce come from the matured white bean pods of the same plant. 

Cleaning Air Fryer Tips 

For this recipe, since it is fried with the sauce, we reccommend cleaning or at least soaking the basket before the sauce dries inside. Once we empty the air fryer basket we typically spray the basket with water and at minimum let the basket soak while we enjoy our delicious snack.

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Air Fryer Edamame

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: SnacksCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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This Air Fryer Edamame recipe is simple, and nutritious. It only takes 10 minutes and 3 ingredients to whip up this easy snack.


  • 2 Tbsp 2 Coconut Aminos

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Sesame Oil

  • 226 Grams 226 Edamame, Frozen

  • TT TT Flakey Sea Salt


  • Pre heat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Begin my adding the frozen edamame to 2 cup of boiling water in a medium sized pot or pan.
  • Allow the edamame to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Strain the edamame in a colander to drain the water.
  • Next, add the edamame into a bowl and mix in the sesame oil and coconut aminos.
  • Then add the edamame into the air fryer basket and allow the edamame to cook for 7 minutes.
  • Once cooked, add the air fryer edamame into a bowl and add a pinch of flakey sea salt.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories255
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18.6g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g 10%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 27mg 2%
  • Potassium 460mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 9.9g 18%

  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 10%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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