Garlic Truffle Edamame

Elevate your appetizer options with my Garlic Truffle Edamame creation! This dish combines the natural goodness of edamame with rich garlic and truffle oil flavors, offering a satisfying and nutritious snack option. With minimal prep and maximum flavor, it’s the perfect choice for busy individuals seeking a tasty restaurant-style appetizer!

Garlic truffle edamame served on a white plate being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a lover of fusion cuisine, this here is my take on a Garlic Truffle Edamame that offers a unique twist to your regular salted edamame and  also provides a healthy vegetable appetizer with restaurant-quality flavors that can be made at home in minutes! Just like in my Japanese Style Avocado and Miso Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipe, it’s my own creative take on fusing Western and Asian dishes together to create unique fusion foods!

Made with pre-cooked edamame soaked in warm water until defrosted, then tossed in salt, truffle oil, and my hassle-free homemade garlic chips from my Stir Fry Green Beans, it’s an appetizer that’s both simple and flavorful. Perfect for anyone seeking a hassle-free recipe to make a variation of edamame at home, this dish packs the rich flavors of truffle into every bite. Don’t wait – savor in the deliciousness of this edamame recipe today!



  • Edamame – pre-broiled and found in the frozen section of many grocery stores and Asian supermarkets.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Garlic Cloves – fresh garlic.
  • Truffle Oil – Truffle Oil adds flavors of concentrated truffles into dishes.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – optional garnish.

Truffle oil and garlic.


Step 1 Start by placing the frozen edamame directly into hot water and let it defrost for 4-5 minutes. Once defrosted, strain out the water.


Edamame being defrosted in a bowl of hot water.

💡 Edamame Pro Tip

Make sure there is No Residual Water from the edamame, otherwise it will water down the flavors from the truffle oil.

Step 2 Meanwhile, mince garlic and brown it in a small frying pan coated with oil over low heat, for about 1-2 minutes.

Minced garlic being browned in a skillet.

🧄 Garlic Chip Pro Tip

For a quick and efficient method to make garlic chips, Microwave sliced garlic with oil for about 30 Seconds. Be sure to cover the bowl to prevent any splattering.

Step 3 Combine edamame, browned garlic chips, salt, and truffle oil in a mixing bowl, toss, and serve at room temperature.

Garlic truffle edamame tossed in a mixing bowl.

🌀 Mixing Pro Tip

For optimal results when mixing, use a Large Bowl to provide ample room for seasoning and coating. This ensures that the ingredients are evenly distributed and thoroughly coated.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

For optimum serving, it’s recommended to serve the dish Slightly Chilled or at room temperature.

Pairing Recommendations

Enhance your dining experience by pairing this recipe with other Japanese-style appetizers like Dynamite Seafood Shrimp, Japanese Grilled Squid, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, or Japanese Deviled Eggs. These dishes perfectly complement each other, offering a diverse range of textures and flavors that will impress your guests and elevate your meal.

Preboiled and packaged edamame on the counter top.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some other seasoning for edamame?

When looking for alternative seasonings for edamame, consider options such as Plain, Sea Salt, Salt with Red Pepper, Garlic Salt, or Chili Paste or Sauce like Sriracha. These options offer a variety of flavors to suit different preferences, providing an exciting twist to edamame.

How do you eat edamame?

Eat only the soybeans inside the edamame pods. Face the top of the soybean pod to your mouth and either use your finger or teeth to pop the edamame beans away from the pods. Discard the edamame shell.

How do I know when the edamame is fully coated with the seasoning?

To ensure the edamame is fully coated with the seasoning, you can visually inspect to see if the salt is evenly distributed. However, the best way to season is to start from a higher position while seasoning and mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed until you achieve the desired flavor.

Can I use fresh edamame instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh edamame instead of frozen, but it will require a bit more effort. You'll need to boil the fresh edamame for 3-5 minutes before using them in the recipe.


Garlic truffle edamame served on a white plate.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator where they will typically remain fresh for 3 to 4 days.

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Garlic truffle edamame served on a white plate.

Garlic Truffle Edamame

Elevate your snacking game with Garlic Truffle Edamame, a fusion of Japanese flavors with a twist! This easy-to-make edamame seasoning is packed with savory garlic and truffle oil goodness. Enjoy a flavorful snack with this simple yet delicious recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: edamame seasoning, garlic edamame
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 211kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make garlic truffle edamame on the countertop.
  • Place frozen edamame in hot water for 4-5 minutes until defrosted. Once defrosted, drain the water and set aside. Note - be sure to drain the water out very well so it doesn't dilute the flavors.
    Edamame being defrosted in a bowl of hot water.
  • Mince garlic.
    Minced garlic on a cutting board.
  • In a small skillet, combine cooking oil and minced garlic on medium heat. Cook garlic until browned, about 60-90 seconds, and transfer the garlic to a plate layered with a paper towel.
    Minced garlic being browned in a skillet.
  • In a large mixing bowl, transfer the defrosted edamame and sprinkle sea salt, fried garlic chips, truffle oil and optional red pepper flakes. Toss until well combined and serve at room temperature.
    Garlic truffle edamame tossed in a mixing bowl.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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