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Edamame Salad

Light, flavorful and delicious edamame salad with red peppers, onion, and garlic in a sweet hoisin sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Refrigerate15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, International
Keyword: asian salad, edamame
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 100kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 4 cups edamame (shelled) cooked, drained and cooled
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sesame sticks (course chopped)
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fried rice noodles or toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Hoisin Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Bring 4 cups water to boil; add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to water; add edamame
  • Reduce heat and cook edamame for 3-5 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water; set aside
  • In a medium bowl, add hoisin sauce ingredients; combine well
  • In a large bowl, add edamame, chopped onions and red bell pepper; pour sauce over edamame and combine well
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes
  • Prior to serving, add chopped sesame sticks; garnish with rice noodles and/or toasted sesame seeds (optional); add salt if needed


What Kind of Soybeans Do I Use for Edamame Salad?

For quick and easy preparation, use frozen, shelled soybeans (edamame.)

What's the Difference Between Edamame and Mukimame?

Frozen edamame is most popular and easiest to find in the grocery store. You may see mukimame which is the whole pod, or edamame, which is the individual bean. For this recipe, use shelled, frozen edamame. If you can't find shelled soybeans, buy the whole pods and remove the beans from the pod prior to steaming.