Edamame Recipes

What’s So Cool About This Edamame?

Edamame is an easy, healthy snack. But what makes our Edamame so cool? (Beside the fact that it’s frozen.)

Edamame – or soybeans that have been harvested fresh, before the beans harden – makes a great snack. Edamame is also a good source of iron, calcium, and protein, especially for vegetarians.

There are a lot more good things to say about edamame — but one thing that makes our Northeast Grown frozen, organic edamame is that it is grown, harvested and processed right here in our region, and is available only at your Neighboring Food Co-ops. And when you choose organic, you are keeping chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms out of our food system and environment.

Got an awesome recipe for our Northeast Grown Organic Edamame? Tell us about it! E-mail us at info@nfca.coop


Our frozen edamame makes a simple, healthy snack for you and your family. This recipe is designed to be quick and easy, designed around one 10 oz package of frozen Broccoli and ready to eat in 30 minutes. 

  1. Sprinkle a pinch of salt in 5 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour one 10 oz bag of edamame in the water.
  3. Boil until tender (about 5 minutes).
  4. Drain in a colander and place in a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  6. Enjoy by squeezing edamame out of pods with your teeth.


Want to make it more interesting? Try spicing it up!

  1. Heat 1 tsp olive oil or sesame oil in a small skillet.
  2. Stir in one large, chopped garlic clove.
  3. Add ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes and/or some fresh ground black pepper
  4. Stir over medium heat for 1 minute or so.
  5. Transfer cooked edamame to a large bowl.
  6. Pour oil, garlic and spices over edamame and stir to cover completely.
  7. Squeeze lime wedge over edamame.
  8. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  9. Now, enjoy by squeezing edamame out of pods with your teeth

MISO Stock Soup with EDAMAME, corn & Broccoli

There are many ways to prepare Miso Soup. Here is a basic recipe using NFCA frozen veggies.


  • 5 tbsp. miso
  • 1 medium portabella mushroom
  • 3-4 scallions, ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen edamame
  • ½ pkg frozen corn
  • ½ pkg frozen broccoli
  • 4 cups water

Edamame Prep

Boil edamame shells in a saucepan with a teaspoon of salt and enough water to cover for 8 minutes. Drain and shell, keeping the edamame beans.

Broth Prep

In a saucepan, add miso, mushrooms, ½ of the scallions, ginger, and water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 8 minutes.

Add corn, broccoli, and edamame to miso broth. Bring back to a boil, simmer for approx. 2 more minutes.

Serve garnished with remain scallions.

To learn more about the NFCA’s Frozen Products, visit: https://nfca.coop/FarmToFreezer