Instant Pot Edamame

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If like me, you have been feeling weighed down by all the tasty holiday goodies you've been consuming lately, you're probably craving something green and healthy.

This Instant Pot edamame is about to become your new favorite recipe. It's nutritious, delicious, and ready in just 5 minutes.

Whether you need some easy appetizer ideas for a party, an easy go-to snack, or a healthy side dish to have with dinner tonight, edamame is the perfect dish. And because it's made with one pot, it saves you from having to do a bunch of dishes afterward.

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Why This Recipe Works

There is nothing easier than making frozen edamame in your Instant Pot. With zero minutes of prep time and just 5 minutes of cooking time required, this Instant Pot edamame recipe is both quick and easy. So, when you need a snack or side dish in a pinch, simply follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll have the perfect side dish ready for serving in just 5 minutes.

Not only are these delicious Instant Pot edamame simple to make, but they are also incredibly good for you. High in fiber, protein, omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids, these tasty little beans are also low in sugar and saturated fat as well as cholesterol-free.

Because they are so quick, easy, and healthy, you can snack away on these gluten-free, vegan soybeans and feel good about it. And trust me, you'll want to just keep snacking away once you try them.

Ingredients

Frozen Edamame:

Always make sure that when you are picking up the frozen edamame beans at your grocery store, you are getting the ones still in their shells. Shelled edamame is great for incorporating into stir-fries, soups, salads, and the like. However, the ones still in the shell are what you want for this Instant Pot recipe. Plus, they are just more fun to eat while still in the pods!

Seasonings:

This Instant Pot edamame recipe only calls for salt and pepper, and while they aren't typically served with much more than that, you can add whatever spices you desire to this recipe. I like to top my edamame off with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. However, a drizzle of honey, sesame oil, or even some soy sauce for dipping can really boost the flavor profile in this Instant Pot edamame recipe.

How to Make Instant Pot Edamame

Step One: To make edamame using the Instant Pot method, pour 1 cup of water, edamame, and seasonings into the Instant Pot.

Step Two: Close the lid, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes (move the valve into the sealing position if needed).

Steps Three: When cooking time is complete, do a quick release and open the lid.

Step Four: Remove the edamame, serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Always ensure you do the quick release and then carefully remove the lid to your Instant Pot, especially after you have used it to pressure cook something. The steam is really hot, so you will want to keep your face back when opening it.
  • If you have the steamer basket for your Instant Pot, I would highly recommend using it. While it's not necessary, Edamame will have a better taste and texture if it's removed from the water during the cooking process.
  • After you drain your edamame of excess water, pat them down with a clean cloth or paper towel to completely dry them. Then top your edamame with some additional sea salt and red pepper flakes before serving.

What to Serve With Edamame

This Instant Pot edamame recipe is so versatile that you will find you can cook edamame as an appetizer or side to any main dish. In any case, some of my favorite recipes to serve with Instant Pot edamame are dishes that can make a full meal.

To keep things lighter, edamame always pairs well with this delicious Instant Pot salmon and rice, sesame chicken, or for a vegan option, this Instant Pot lentil salad.

However, if you are looking for some added appetizers or to pair with your Instant Pot edamame, you could try these air fryer chicken wings, radish chips, or this Instant Pot coconut shrimp.

Edamame Dipping Sauce

For a quick snack, make a delicious dipping sauce for your edamame beans.

Whisk together 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, ½ a teaspoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of minced garlic, and 1 chopped scallion in a small bowl. For a spicy sauce, add in a chopped green chili or some red pepper flakes.

FAQs

How long can Instant Pot edamame leftovers be stored?

Once cooked, your Instant Pot edamame will keep for 2-3 days as long as they are stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. The best way to reheat your edamame is by adding a teaspoon of water and microwaving them for a minute or two.

What is edamame?

Edamame beans are immature soybeans that are native to Japan. They can be cooked in the pod or shelled, can be found both fresh and frozen, and are similar to lima or fava beans. Plus, they are an excellent source of a variety of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants.

Oh, and they taste great!

More Healthy Recipes

If you love how easy it is to make your vegetables in your Instant Pot, you're not alone. Check out this collection of some other bean and vegetable recipes that you can pressure cook in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Edamame

For a healthy and delicious snack or side dish that is ready in 5 minutes, try this Instant Pot edamame.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, Japanese
Keyword: edamame, edamame recipe, Instant Pot Edamame, Instant Pot Edamame Recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen edamame
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Pour 1 cup of water, edamame, and seasonings into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes (move the valve into the sealing position if necessary).
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release and open the lid.
  • Remove the edamame, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 12g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 591mg Potassium: 501mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 3IU Vitamin C: 7mg Calcium: 76mg Iron: 3mg

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Notes

  • If you have the steamer basket for your Instant Pot, I would highly recommend using it. While it's unnecessary, Edamame will have a better taste and texture if it's removed from the water during the cooking process.
  • After you drain your edamame of excess water, pat them down with a clean cloth or paper towel to completely dry them. Then top your edamame with some additional sea salt and red pepper flakes before serving.
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