Folks have been roasting chickpeas for quite a while, but a girlfriend mentioned that she’d been making Roasted Edamame. These green soybeans have plenty of health benefits and are much better for snacking than a bag of chips! This Edamame Beans Recipe is a tasty introduction to these green soybeans.

I picked up some of these legumes at the market, added some oil and seasonings, and whipped up this Roasted Creole Edamame, a delicious snack or appetizer for Mardi Gras or any time of the year!

Roasted Creole Edamame in a white bowl.

Why You Must Make

My real-life friends know I eat a relatively healthy diet. I do succumb to the occasional cookie craving and have a heck of a time restraining myself around cookie dough, but eat more than my fair share of fruits and vegetables.

  • Whether you’re looking for a nutrient-packed snack or an addition to your Mardi Gras menu, this flavorful recipe is delicious!
  • I like to have healthier snacks around the house like my homemade hummus, nuts, and seasonal fruits. I’ve been meaning to roast chickpeas, but instead found some shelled edamame in the produce section at Trader Joe’s and gave them a whirl. They’re easy and addictive!
  • Instead of a sprinkling of kosher salt, I used my Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning to give this roasted edamame a boost of flavor. Boy, was that a great idea!

Ingredient Notes

  • Kitchen Staples – Olive Oil (I used Extra Virgin)
  • Edamame – Already removed from pods makes this a super easy recipe; I find this in the produce section of Trader Joe’s.
  • Creole Seasoning  – I used Zatarain’s brand, but McCormick has a version, too.
Roasted Creole Edamame in a white ceramic bowl with a spoonful in the foreground.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Edamame?

Edamame is green or immature soybeans. I have purchased the frozen version in its green pod, steamed it, and served sprinkled with kosher salt for a simple side dish. But this creole edamame is even more addictive! Formerly, more of a staple in East Asian food than American, edamame made its way to the US and is now readily found across the country.

What are the Health Benefits of Edamame?

There are many health benefits to adding edamame to your diet, like being a source of complete protein which is rare with food of a plant origin. Edamame is also high in fiber, low carb, and high in folate and Vitamins A, C, K, and iron.

Because edamame is a source of phytoestrogens, women with certain types of breast cancer are advised not to eat it and other soy products. Ask your physician for the latest studies when it comes to soy and breast cancer.

What’s in Creole Seasoning?

The McCormick and Zatarain brands of Creole seasoning I use contain red pepper, black pepper, chili pepper, onion, garlic, salt, sugar, and/or paprika.

How Else Can You Use Edamame?

It’s fun to add to any salad, but especially those with an Asian twist. It can also be added to noodle dishes, soups, and stews.

Roasted Creole Edamame in a white bowl viewed from above

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Roasted Creole Edamame | A healthy, flavorful snack!

Roasted Creole Edamame

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 4 servings

A healthy, tasty protein-packed snack.


  • 9 ounces edamame, already removed from pods (I found in the produce section of Trader Joe's)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon Creole seasoning (I used Zatarain's)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Spread edamame on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, then sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Toss again.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.


You can make this with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), too.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g


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