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Chili Garlic Edamame

Frozen vegetables are a great way to whip up an exciting side dish, or new snack for you or the kids. Teaching kids to remove the beans from the pod can be a fun way to introduce a new green vegetable that’s packed with protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, choline, and potassium.

You can also make this with shelled soybeans, which are great on their own or added to a salad or pasta dish!


1 t vegetable oil
3 clv garlic (chopped)
2 t red pepper flakes
2 t honey (or maple syrup)
1⁄4 c less sodium soy sauce
12 oz edamame (frozen in the shell)

Yield amount

4 Servings

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

7 minutes

Total time

12 minutes


  1. Wash hands before getting started.
  2. In a medium pan, heat oil over medium-high heat
  3. Add garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes until you can smell the garlic and pepper
  4. Add the honey or syrup and soy sauce. Cook for one more minute to reduce.
  5. Add the frozen edamame and cook for about 3 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.


You can adjust the amount of red pepper flakes or leave it out altogether to match your preferred spice level.

 Equipment you’ll need:

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula to stir
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