We Can’t Get Enough of This Crispy Air Fryer Edamame Snack

Updated: Feb. 07, 2024

If you love crispy chickpeas, this snack is for you!

When you need to make a quick and healthy snack, nothing can beat the air fryer. This handy kitchen appliance takes the hassle—and fat!—out of frying, so you can enjoy your favorite appetizers whenever the craving strikes. Moreover, a quick stint in the air fryer can turn almost any vegetable into a delectable treat, from zucchini fritters to cauliflower buffalo bites.

Our latest obsession? Crispy, spicy air fryer edamame, courtesy of TikTok food influencer CalorieChat (@caloriechat). Check out their video below, so you can start munching on your own air fryer edamame ASAP!

What Is Crispy Air Fryer Edamame?

Crispy air fryer edamame is a snack or appetizer, similar to crispy chickpeas or even air fryer corn. As with these snacks, air fryer edamame transforms a small, starchy vegetable into an irresistible, poppable snack with the help of some oil and seasonings. And at only 189 calories per cup, edamame can aid weight loss, while still filling you up with its punch of protein and fiber.

@caloriechat Crispy edamame ✨: @avocado_skillet This edamame is the best healthy snack or salad topper. So yummy! INGREDIENTS SCALE 1 16 oz pack edamame – thawed* and shelled 1 tablespoon sesame oil ¼-½ teaspoon salt pinch black pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder pinch red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon miso dressing (optional, I used Haven’s Kitchen) INSTRUCTIONS Add edamame to a bowl and mix together with all ingredients until all of the beans are coated Transfer edamame to air fryer in an even and flat layer. Air fry at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes, until crisp. Alternatively you can bake at 425 on a lined sheet pan for 20-30 minutes. Serve edamame and enjoy. I topped mine with chili oil. NOTES *To thaw the edamame let the edamame sit out for 3-4 hours or let the bag sit in a bowl of warm water for about 1 hour. You can use preshelled edamame or edamame in it’s shell. Alternatively you can use already cooked/thawed edamame for this recipe. #fyp #foryoupage #easyrecipes #healthyrecipes #lunchideas #dinnerideas #crispy #edamame ♬ original sound – CalorieChat

How to Cook Edamame in an Air Fryer

In their video, CalorieChat starts by pouring thawed, shelled raw edamame into a bowl. Then, she drizzles sesame oil over the edamame, followed by a seasoning mix of black pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Finally, she squeezes a packet of Heaven’s Kitchen Gingery Miso sauce over the beans, places a lid on the bowl and shakes it all up to evenly coat the edamame with flavor. If you don’t have a Ginger-Miso sauce on hand, you could also use a sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, or make your own using this Miso Dressing recipe.

To cook the edamame, CalorieChat pours the seasoned edamame into their air fryer in an even layer. Then, they fry at 400 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes, or until crisp. Enjoy the air-fried edamame on its own as a snack or as a crunchy topping for salads, such as this Crunchy Asian-style Chicken Salad, or Buddha bowls.

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