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Garlic Parmesan Edamame

I’m not really sure how to eat edamame.

I typically use shelled edamame in my cooking. I love stirring it into stir-fries and rice. But whole edamame? It’s a mystery to me.

I bought a couple of bags of the stuff the other day at the grocery store, intent on figuring out what to do with them. I decided to throw them in the air fryer to crisp them up and go from there.

Add in some garlic and Parmesan and I knew I couldn’t go wrong.

These were a delightful little treat, but I’m still slightly confused. Are you supposed to eat the whole thing? Or are you supposed to strip out the seeds like a sunflower seed? When you eat the whole thing, you get these stringy bits from the edges of the pod. I HATE those. If you know how to eat whole edamame, help a girl out.


Garlic Parmesan Edamame

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen whole pod edamame, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 TBS. olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine edamame with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in Parmesan cheese and toss well to coat.
  2. Place edamame in an air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly charred and crispy. (Can use an oven if you don’t have an air fryer, just place edamame in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees).

One thought on “Garlic Parmesan Edamame

  1. def only eat the peas, not the pod šŸ™‚ the best way is to suck out all the delicious flavor from the pod and pop the peas out with your teeth! discard the pods in a separate bowl. can’t wait to try this flavor combo.

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