One of the things I love about my air fryer is that it is so versatile. Sure, it makes the best crispy tofu and soy curls, crunchy blow tie chips, and even French fry Po’ boys. But it turns corn on the cob into something out of this world, roasts veggies to perfection, and makes restaurant worthy Air Fryer Sesame, Ginger and Garlic Edamame.
You could even make this soy-free by subbing green beans for the edamame. Spice them up with a splash of Sriracha or another chili garlic sauce.
Air Fryer Sesame, Ginger and Garlic Edamame
I always get edamame when we go out and it’s on the menu. I love it, but for the longest time I never made it at home. Now I always keep a few bags of whole, unshelled edamame in the freezer for a lazy meal, quick lunch or an easy cocktail snack when friends come over.
- 1 (16-oz [454-g]) bag frozen whole unshelled edamame
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) blood orange juice or regular orange juice
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce (*or use coconut aminos to make gluten-free)
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup or agave
- 1 tbsp (15 g) grated ginger
- 1 tsp (5 g) finely grated orange peel
- 2 tsp sesame seeds (or 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 tsp salt, or to taste - optional
Toss everything together in a bowl. Transfer the coated edamame to your air fryer basket with a slotted spoon, and save the rest of the sauce for later.
Cook on 400°F (205°C) for 5 minutes, then toss and cook 5 more minutes. The beans will begin to brown a little and should be hot.
Toss the cooked beans in the extra sauce and serve. Make sure to have empty bowls on the dinner table for the outside tough pods that you discard.
In a large air fryer they may be done after 10 minutes, but in a smaller one, if you make the whole batch at once, it may take up to 10 additional minutes.
Try using different sauces like soy-garlic, Easy Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce or your favorite sauce if you feel like being a rebel!
Special Diet Tip: Believe it or not, you can make this soy-free by using coconut aminos and subbing green beans or shishito peppers for the edamame!