Healthy Recipes

Edamame with Anise-Seed Salt

Recipe by Chad Galiano, chef de cuisine atNeomi's Grill at Trump International SonestaBeach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

Edamame with Anise-Seed Salt
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2 tablespoons anise seed
2 tablespoons quality flaked sea salt, like Maldon
1 pound whole edamame beans, fresh or frozen


  1. Make anise-seed salt: Toast anise seed in small skillet over medium heat until aroma becomes slightly caramel-like. Let cool, then grind to powder in spice grinder. Combine with sea salt in small to medium bowl.
  2. Fill large saucepan with salted water, and bring to boil. Add edamame beans to saucepan and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Pour into colander and drain thoroughly. (If not serving immediately or serving cold, run cold water over beans to stop cooking.) Pat dry with paper towel.
  3. When ready to serve, transfer edamame beans to serving bowl and sprinkle with a few large pinches of anise salt to taste. Keep remaining anise salt in airtight container in cool place.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 151 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated), 14 g carbohydrates, 12 g protein, 6 g fiber, 93 mg sodium (4% Daily Value).