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Microwave Steamed Edamame
Microwave Steamed Edamame

Microwave steamed edamame – the quickest and best way to cook edamame. For a quick healthy snack, side dish, or a last minute appetizer. Packed with protein and fiber it is as healthy as it is delicious!

I absolutely love edamame. It is healthy and delicious, packed with protein and fiber, and makes a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. If you steam it in the microwave it is ready in minutes.

All you need us a microwave-safe bowl or dish with a well fitting lid (or a plate that fits well over the top). A couple of tablespoons of water in the bottom of the bowl is enough to steam the edamame as long as that lid is well-fitting!

If you find that the edamame beans sitting in the water in the bottom of the bowl end up a little over-cooked, then you could invest in a silicone steamer like this one by Joie [affiliate link], which will hold them up above the water.

I like my edamame a little salty, so will usually serve them straight up with just a small sprinkle of flaked sea salt, but you could also add a dash of your favorite soy sauce.

Microwave Steamed Edamame in a black bowl

Microwave Steamed Edamame

How to steam edamame in the microwave.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 51.9kcal
Author: Eliza


  • 3 oz edamame beans
  • 2 tbsp water
  • flaked sea salt to taste


  • Place edamame beans in a microwave-safe dish or bowl with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid, and place in the microwave oven.
  • Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes until hot.
  • Remove from the microwave and drain Caution: a large amount of hot steam will be released when you remove the lid from the bowl!
  • Serve with a sprinkle of flaked sea salt. Enjoy!


Calories: 51.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.2g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 3.3mg | Potassium: 185.4mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 26.8mg | Iron: 1mg