Air Fryer Edamame Recipe (Garlic Parmesan)

Edamame pods are a popular Japanese appetizer. The soybeans are usually steamed and sprinkled with sea salt. But why not try something different? This air fryer edamame recipe is seasoned with garlic Parmesan and is sure to please your taste buds. Edamame is a great source of protein, and air frying makes it crispy and delicious.

Cooked air fryer edamame in a white dish with a silver spoon

Air Fryer Edamame & Mental Health

Edamame is a type of soybean that is harvested while it is still young and green. The word edamame actually means “branched bean” in Japanese. They are a great source of protein and fiber. They are also low in calories and fat.

And edamame contains all the body’s essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. So they are an excellent choice for people who are looking for a healthy snack or side dish. They are also high in several nutrients that are important for better mental health:

>Antioxidants

Edamame beans are also a good source of soy isoflavones, other antioxidants, and phytochemicals. These nutrients can help to protect your body from free radicals, oxidative stress, and disease and promote overall health.

>Fiber

Fiber is a prebiotic that feeds the good bacteria (probiotics) in your gut. Having a healthy gut can have a positive impact on your mood and overall mental health.

>Folate

Folate is necessary for your body to make serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin and dopamine are neurotransmitters that are responsible for regulating mood, focus, and pleasure.

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Edamame in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F and collect your ingredients.

Top view of the ingredients for air fryer edamame in a white bowl

Combine the edamame, grated Parmesan, extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

A hand stirring the ingredients for the air fry edamame recipe

When your air fryer is preheated, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the edamame mixture in a single layer. Cook for 3 1/2 minutes, shake the basket, and cook for 3 1/2 more minutes or until the edamame is toasted.

Cooked edamame in the air fryer top view in a white dish with a silver spoon

Air Fryer Edamame Tips & FAQ

Where can I buy edamame?

You can find edamame pods and shelled edamame at most Asian markets and many grocery stores. I found the shelled, ready-to-eat edamame for this recipe at Trader Joe’s.

Should I use fresh edamame or frozen edamame in this recipe?

I used shelled, ready-to-eat edamame from Trader Joe’s for this recipe, but you can also use frozen shelled edamame. Just thaw and pat dry the beans before beginning the recipe.

What are other ways to add edamame to your diet?

You can add edamame to salads, soups, or stir-fries. You can also snack on edamame as a healthy alternative to chips or other unhealthy snacks.

This air fryer edamame recipe is a delicious alternative to traditional steamed edamame pods. The shelled soybeans are cooked in a garlic Parmesan seasoning and air fried to perfection. They are a healthy plant-based protein with mental health benefits. Try this tasty air fryer snack and let me know how you like it in the comments.

Cooked air fryer edamame in a white dish with a silver spoon

Air Fryer Edamame with Garlic Parmesan

This air fryer edamame recipe is seasoned with garlic Parmesan and is sure to please your taste buds. Edamame is a great source of protein, and air frying makes it crispy and delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 9 oz shelled edamame thawed if frozen
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, spray air fryer basket with cooking spray and add edamame in a single layer.
  • Cook for 3 1/2 minutes, shake the basket, and cook for 3 1/2 more minutes or until toasted.
Keyword air fryer, edamame, garlic, parmesan

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