Toasted Sesame & Garlic Edamame

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package frozen edamame (about 16 ounces), shelled or not, your preference
  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled and grated or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil*
  • 1 tablespoon of another healthy oil of your choice – flax, macadamia nut and avocado oil are all great (or, you can use 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil)
  • Red chili flakes (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, depending on how spicy you like it)
  • Sea salt (about 1-2 teaspoons), large flakes are especially nice here

DIRECTIONS

My favorite way to make this is with edamame still in the shell. I also use 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes.

Bring a large pot of purified water to a boil. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, press the garlic into the bottom of a large mixing bowl then add the toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes and sea salt. Mix well. Cook the edamame in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Frozen edamame is already cooked, you just need to heat it up. Drain and add the hot edamame to the mixing bowl and toss well with the other ingredients.

Serve warm, room temperature or even cold. Can be kept in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator up to three days.