This easy edamame stir fry with sliced mushrooms and onions is a flavorful and savory weeknight side dish that can be paired with most main dishes.
We love incorporating edamame into veggies side dishes since it's high in protein and fiber and low in calories. It's also rather low in carbs, which means you can enjoy it in moderation on a low-carb and not-so-strict keto diet.
This tasty stir fry recipe, adapted from Todd Porter and Diane Cu in this Food & Wine recipe, is deliciously vibrant, slightly spicy, and full of umami flavor. Although it bursts with flavor, it's rather simple in terms of ingredients, which include soy sauce (or Tamari), onion, garlic, sambal oelek, edamame, mushrooms and onions.
It's an easy weeknight side dish can be made in under 15 minutes. Plus, it's a versatile dish that can be served with most main dishes. You can serve it as is or over steamed cauliflower or rice.
Furthermore, this dish is sugar-free, gluten-free, low in carbs and vegan friendly.
Edamame beans are considered a legume since they're immature soy beans. Edamame is high in protein (18 grams per cup) and fiber and low in calories. Edamame is also a good source of antioxidants. The net carbohydrates for one cup of shelled edamame is only 5.8 net carbs.
Just a few notes on the ingredients.
- Sliced white mushrooms: We use pre-sliced white mushrooms to make the prep easy, but you can use brown or cremini, mini portobello, or a combination of mushrooms.
- Shelled edamame: You can find shelled edamame in the frozen section at most grocers. Before stir frying, you'll need to thaw the edamame in the fridge or by briefly microwaving for a minute.
- Sliced onion: we use sliced yellow onion, but you could also use a combination of sliced yellow and and green onion.
- Avocado oil: We use avocado oil but, you can use any neutral-flavor oil in this recipe.
- Soy sauce/tamari: We use tamari, which is gluten-free, but you could use soy sauce or coconut aminos.
- Sambal oelek: Sambal adds a little heat. You can add more or less to taste depending on how spicy you like it.
- Garlic: Even though sambal has garlic in it, we like to add minced garlic to enhance the flavor.
- Sesame oil: Just is little is used to add flavor to the stir fry.
STEP 1: Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and mushrooms and stir until tender and slightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes..
STEP 2: Push the veggies away from center and add minced garlic. After roughly 30 or so seconds, stir in the soy sauce, sambal and sesame oil. Add edamame to pan and toss with the rest of ingredients until thoroughly warmed, about a minute or so more. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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Edamame Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ½ yellow onion, sliced
- 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
- ⅔ cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
- ½ to 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (depending on preferred spice level)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat onions and mushrooms: Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and mushrooms and stir until tender and slightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Combine ingredients and finish: Push the veggies away from center and add minced garlic. After roughly 30 or so seconds, stir in the soy sauce, sambal and sesame oil. Add edamame to pan and toss with the rest of ingredients until thoroughly warmed, about a minute or so more. Remove from heat and serve immediately.