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Mexican-flavored edamame

Total Time
8 min
5 min
3 min
Mexican spices add a nice twist to this flavored edamame that can be served as an appetizer, snack, or side dish. You can really mix and match with spices to create a range of flavor profiles that keep it within the Mexican theme. Consider adding paprika, garlic powder, and ground red pepper to the spice mix for a bolder spin on this dish. Your edamame should be slightly damp when you toss it with the seasoning to help it stick. If you like this Mexican version, you can also experiment with a range of other flavor profiles that pair well with the versatile, healthy edamame. Try our Indian and Japanese varieties, too.


Edamame (shelled)

1 cup(s), frozen

Sea salt

1½ tsp, or less to taste

Chili powder

1½ tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Cayenne pepper



  1. Place a small saucepan filled with water over high heat. Add edamame to pan and bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes and drain. Place edamame in a serving bowl and set aside. (Or cook a 16 ounce bag of edamame in a medium saucepan and make the Indian and Japanese varieties as well.)
  2. To make seasoning, mix together sea salt, chili powder, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper in a cup; toss with edamame until well-coated. Yields about 1/3 cup per serving.