Spicy Edamame

This spicy edamame recipe is finger-licking good and ready in under 15 minutes! Perfect as an appetizer or snack!

Spicy Edamame

Where are all my Sriracha lovers at?!

Have y’all migrated over to the amazingness that is Sambal Oeleck yet? It’s like Sriracha’s spicy little brother and is downright swoon-worthy.

After trying it in a fancy ramen dish we pretty much beelined for the grocery store to pick up a jar of our own.

I worried it might suffer the fate of many specialty condiments, being used once or twice in a recipe before being exiled to the back of the fridge, never to be seen again. I’m pretty darn excited to report that this wasn’t the case here at all. I’m down to my last spoonful and already plan on picking up another jar. This sauce is crazy versatile and has deliciously complimented everything we’ve added it to!

We’ve added it to numerous stir fry and rice dishes, and it’s amazing with ground turkey, chicken, and shrimp too! I even used it in the salad dressing for my Thai Chopped Salad with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp <— SO GOOD!

Next up? Spicy Sambal Edamame!

Spicy Sambal Edamame

Spicy Edamame

Holy cow this stuff is good! It’s probably one of my favorite kitchen experiments this month and features tender edamame pods tossed in spicy chili sauce sautéed with garlic, sesame oil, and a kiss of sea salt.

So. Much. Yes.

Keep things mild/medium or get your spicy edamame on with extra chili sauce and red pepper flakes. You’re totally in control here!

Let’s get our recipe on shall we?

Spicy Sambal Edamame
5 from 7 votes

Spicy Edamame

Tender edamame pods tossed in spicy chili sauce sautéed with garlic, sesame oil, and a kiss of sea salt… this spicy edamame is finger-licking good with lots of garlic and chili pepper flavor!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Spicy Sambal Edamame
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 127 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 10 oz frozen edamame
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP sambal oeleck
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Add frozen edamame and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender but al-dente. I always test doneness by trying one first.
  3. Transfer edamame to a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt, to taste.
  4. Next add your sesame oil to the pot, switching heat to medium. If the pot is crazy hot, give it a moment to cool to prevent burning the garlic.
  5. Add your garlic and sambal oeleck and gently sauté until fragrant and tender.
  6. Pour over edamame and toss until evenly coated.
  7. Want your edamame EXTRA spicy? Game on! Feel free to add extra sambal oeleck to taste. You can even add in a little Sriracha chili sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper to take things to the next level.
  8. Dig in while it’s hot!

Recipe Notes

If you are purchasing steam-in-the-bag frozen edamame and wish to cook the pods that way, go for it. I feel like mine get overly mushy whenever I do so I  like the boiling method best!

No sesame oil? No problem! Avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, and butter/ghee all work great as a swap!

No Sambal? No problem! Grab some Sriracha or your favorite spicy chili sauce.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Edamame
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
cooked edamame

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  • Jen

    5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve always wanted to make this at home and it’s super easy.

    • Easiest edamame ever! There are so many fun flavor combos to try too!

  • Keren

    5 stars
    So easy and SO delicious! I definitely think the sesame oil gives the edamame such great flavor. I like spicy so I added chili flakes and it was so yummy!

    This will definitely become a new snack. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Yessss…. chili flake it up! Thank you Keren – I’m glad you’re loving the edamame recipe!

  • Sonal

    5 stars
    This is my kind of food! I will be trying this soon.

  • 5 stars
    mmm this recipe looks very tasty! I like that it can be cook quickly and easily. This is perfect for me. I definitely want to try this! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  • 5 stars
    Oh my that looks so good. I love sambal oelek and this is creative.

  • 5 stars
    Oh my gosh I love your description of the sambal oeleck, that’s funny! I’ve never tried that but I love sriracha. I’m excited to try this recipe!!

  • 5 stars
    My family adores edamame for snacks….I can’t wait to try this spicy version

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