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Sesame Lime Edamame for #SundaySupper

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days

It’s no secret I’ll eat sushi any chance I can. I’ve never made it at home because my husband is quite the opposite. He does not care for sushi at all. So I have my sushi buddies who I can count on to go with me when the craving strikes. My friend Terry is the one I go with most often. Our tastes and preference are almost an exact match. A couple of my sushi buddies moved away to Hawaii years ago and I miss our dinners together. One thing they usually ordered is edamame. I was thinking of them the other day when I was making Sesame Lime Edamame and wishing they could be here to enjoy it with me.

A few flavors combined together can make an extraordinary dish. Recipes with minimal ingredients are sought after at an ever increasing rate. Time probably plays a factor. Budget and cooking experience are also considerations. A few moments ago my mom said she would not make a recipe again because it was too hard. This is when simplicity along with the right flavor combo would be more appealing to her and many others.

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days

Five ingredients or less was the challenge. Water, oil, and salt are freebies since they are so common. It seems like an easy thing to do. The difficulty factor come in once you get into wanting to add a pinch of this or a splash of that for flavor. Baking was out. Well, plain bread was an option because it is made with flour, yeast, liquid, salt, and fat. Since I’ve done basic white bread I thought something else was in order.

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days

My thoughts went toward produce. When it is fresh picked from the garden it needs little else. A perfectly ripe tomato sliced and sprinkled with salt and pepper is heaven on a plate. However, that isn’t exactly a recipe. Neither is peeling and eating a peach. So I thought of beans and at the same time had a craving for sushi. The two collided and resulted in a choice of what to make for the Five Ingredient or Less recipe challenge for Sunday Supper.

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days

How is the sesame lime edamame? It’s earthy, nutty, and citrusy all in one. Toasted sesame seeds are crushed with kosher salt and lime zest in a mortar and pestle. The mixture plus fresh lime juice is stirred with warm edamame. I served it as a side with lime wedges. You could also serve it as an appetizer. Another option is to have it as one of the fillings in a spread for build your own lettuce wraps. There are many possibilities.

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days

Do recipes with five ingredients or less sound good to you? If so, scroll down to find a list from beverages all the way to dessert plus a link to an article on recipe substitution tips. Special thanks to TR from Gluten Free Crumbley for hosting this Sunday Supper virtual event.

Sesame Lime Edamame | Magnolia Days
5 from 1 vote

Sesame Lime Edamame

Sesame Lime Edamame has nutty flavor from toasted sesame seeds and is brightened up with fresh lime zest and juice. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee


  • 10 ounce package frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds plus more for garnish
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Optional lime wedges for serving


  1. Cook edamame according to package instructions. Drain and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Use a mortar and pestle to smash together sesame seeds, lime zest, and salt. You could also use a spice grinder by pulsing until seeds have broken apart. You do not want to finely grind.
  3. Add sesame seed-lime zest mixutre to edamamde. Add lime juice. Gently stir to combine.
  4. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve with lime wedges (if using).

Recipe Notes

Sesame Lime Edamame has nutty flavor from toasted sesame seeds and is brightened up with fresh lime zest and juice. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer.

Recipe adapted from one in Cooking Light magazine May 2014 edition.

Sesame Lime Edamame with toasted sesame seeds and fresh lime juice and zest. Make it in a few minutes for a delicious side or appetizer.

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Recipe Rating

Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

I am all for simplicity in recipes! This looks like a great snack. My husband loves edamame!

Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

Friday 5th of June 2015

You read my mind! I have been craving edamame!!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

I'm not a sushi fan but I do like edamame so I'll take an extra scoop please! A fresh garden tomato on the side with salt and pepper sounds good too!

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

I actually have all of these ingredients! I'd love to give it a try, looks beautiful. I giggled during your write up too - peeling a peach doesn't count as a recipe?! Booo


Monday 1st of June 2015

I love snacking on edamame still in the pod, but on its own like this sounds even better (and easier to eat!)