Healthy Recipe: Steamed Tofu with Blistered Edamame | Liv

Courtesy of Simran Savlani from A Spark of Madness, this healthy recipe pairs flash-fried edamame with luxurious silken tofu. Serve it as a vegan side dish, or enjoy as a quick meal with a bowl of steamed rice. If you’re craving heat, simply add some chopped green chilies to the sauce!

For more recipe ideas, you can pick up Simran’s cookbook, A Spark of Madness, or follow on social media (IG:@asparkofmadness, FB: @cookwithaspark).


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 150g edamame pods, de-shelled or 75g edamame beans
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 250g silken tofu


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1⁄2 tsp sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt


  • Spring onion, chopped (green stalks only)
  • White sesame seeds, roasted
  • Dried seaweed, sliced (optional)


  1. In a small pan, heat the sesame oil, then add the edamame and ginger. Pan-fry for 5 minutes till the edamame starts to roast.
  2. Use a spatula to loosen the sides of the tofu in the packet, then gently squeeze out and place the whole brick onto a heatproof plate.
  3. Sprinkle the edamame and ginger on top and place the plate in a steamer for 10-12minutes.
  4. If you don’t have a steamer, use a large, deep pot with a fitted lid, adding enough water to fill 1⁄4 of the pot. Place a heat-proof stand in the bottom of the pot, and place a heatproof plate on top of it. Add tofu, edamame and ginger, cover with a lid, and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  5. While tofu is steaming, mix ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  6. Transfer steamed tofu, edamame and ginger to a serving bowl.
  7. Pour sauce over and garnish with chopped spring onion, sesame seeds and sliced seaweed.

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