Air Fryer edamame are such an easy and delicious high-protein and fiber-packed side dish or snack! Lightly seasoned with salt, garlic and onion powder, they're very flavorful and ready to eat in less than 10 minutes! My go-to way to cook frozen edamame!
You'll Love This Recipe!
- It's so quick and easy! Air frying frozen edamame takes less than 10 minutes and the soy beans come out warm with the perfect texture.
- Edamame are rich in nutrients making them such a great snack or side dish option. They're high in protein and dietary fiber, filling and satisfying. I love to use edamame in dishes, like this quinoa arugula salad and this chicken stir fry. And they're kid-friendly and vegetarian.
- It's so delicious! Seasoned with a bit of garlic powder, onion powder and salt, the edamame are full of flavor in each bite. And they're customizable. You can use any spices you love, make them spicy with a little chili powder, cayenne or red pepper flakes.
- Frozen edamame: I used plain frozen edamame for this recipe but you can definitely use fresh or thawed too, you'll just need to cut the air frying time down. They sometimes come already salted, if so skip the salt in the seasoning mixture.
- Garlic powder: it gives the edamame such a great flavor.
- Onion powder: I love the onion powder mixed with the garlic powder, the combination is delicious.
- Neutral oil: you only need a very small amount, you can also use oil spray so they won't stick to the air fryer basket. I chose avocado oil because it's a healthy fat and it doesn't have a strong flavor.
- Salt: if the edamame you get are pre-salted, skip the salt in the seasoning. But if you like them a little more salty, you can definitely use a pinch of salt or flaky salt right before serving.
How To Make Air Fryer Edamame
- First preheat your air fryer to 385° Fahrenheit.
- Then season the edamame with the spices, a tad of oil and toss them until they're all coated.
- You'll place them into the air fryer basket and cook them for 7 to 9 minutes, shaking them a few times during the cooking process. The cooking time will vary by a few minutes depending on your air fryer but edamame come already blanched so they'll be ready quickly.
- That's it! Remove them from the air fryer, sprinkle them with a little salt if you'd like and enjoy!
Season the edamame with garlic powder, onion powder, a tad of oil and salt if using.
Add them to the preheated air fryer at 385° Fahrenheit.
Cook for 7-9min, shaking basket a few times. Remove and enjoy!
More Air Fryer Recipes To Try
- Air Fryer Steak Fries
- Air Fryer Delicata Squash
- Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos
- Air Fryer Salmon Bites
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Tips And Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you air fry the edamame in their pods? Yes! it works so great. The edamame come out with the perfect texture. The pods are not to be eaten though, squeeze the beans out of the pods with your teeth or lips and discard the pods.
- Are edamame soy? They are soy beans yes, so if you have an allergy or sensitivity to soy, skip this recipe.
- Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave or back in the air fryer for a few minutes.
Air Fryer Edamame
- Preheat air fryer to 385° Fahrenheit.
- In large bowl, mix together frozen edamame with avocado oil, garlic and onion powders, and salt if using. Toss well with large spoon until all edamame are coated.
- Once air fryer is hot, add seasoned frozen edamame to basket, and cook for 7 to 9 minutes, shaking basket a few times during cooking times. *see notes
- Once edamame are hot, carefully remove from air fryer basket, sprinkle with a little salt if you'd like, and serve. Enjoy!
- Edamame: this recipe is written for frozen edamame in pods but you can absolutely use fresh or thawed edamame too. Cook for 4-6 minutes, shaking basket at least once during cooking time.