Parmesan Wasabi Edamame: Adding a Spicy Kick to your Favorite Japanese Snack
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If I said wasabi, quick, what’s your first thought? No doubt, sushi right?

That’s probably what comes to mind for most people, because sushi is to wasabi as yin is to yang, but surprisingly, this popular horseradish is actually friends with many types of food, from potatoes to even cupcakes. Yes, wasabi flavored cupcakes, pretty wild right?

But for this recipe, we’re going to match one Japanese favorite with another, introducing Parmesan Wasabi Edamame.

Warning: These things are highly prone to addiction; side effects include becoming an Edamame eating monster after the first bite.


But seriously, it’s no joke that wasabi is one feisty plant, with the taste of hot mustard and the sassy attitude of a chili pepper. Add in the fact that this green stuff gives off vapors that make your nose go on fire, wasabi is sure to excite any meal. Now mix that excitement in with some Edamame, and you’ll know you’re in for an explosive treat.  Ready for some fun?

Cuisine/Recipe Type: Japanese Snack

Parmesan Wasabi Edamame

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Total Time
40 min
  1. Cooked Edamame (2cups, thaw if frozen)
  2. Oil (2 tablespoons)
  3. Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup)
  4. Flour (1/4 cup)
  5. Wasabi Powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  6. Salt & Pepper
  1. First off, coat the Edamame beans with oil
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, flour, and wasabi powder
  3. Time to combine it all, sprinkle the mixture onto the Edamame. Toss as you go to avoid clumps and to make sure all the beans are covered with spicy goodness.
  4. Now to the oven: line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat, then lay the Edamame onto it
  5. With the oven heated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, bake the beans for 30 minutes.
  1. Make sure to toss the Edamame halfway through cooking, so that both sides are cooked.
By Wenna Pang

Uncooked Edamame:edamame-beans

Wasabi Powder:


Parmesan Wasabi Edamame:


Another reason to love this explosive snack is that it’s actually good for you, a healthier alternative to most store bought junk food.

So enjoy and stuff yourselves guilt free! Just don’t blame me when you start becoming a green Edamame eating monster, at least you’ll be a healthy one.


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