Roasted Sesame Soy Beans

Roasted Sesame Soy Beans

  • Serves 3-4
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If you are always on the lookout for a delicious, healthy snack that is as easy as putting something in the oven, look no further. As well as being packed to the gills with protein, these roasted sesame soy beans have a delicious salty/umami flavour perfect for munching on during the day.

Note: Preparation time does not include time soy beans need to soak.


200g dry soy beans
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
seasoning (optional)

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large, flat baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Rehydrate the soy beans by soaking them in 480ml water for 8-12 hours. They should expand fully. Rinse well and dry lightly with kitchen roll.

  3. Transfer beans to large bowl and add sesame oil. Toss lightly until the beans are nicely coated. Add salt and your favourite seasonings, then toss lightly again.

  4. Scatter soy bean mixture on baking tray in a single layer. Transfer to preheated oven for fifteen minutes, then take out the tray, stir the beans around, and return to the oven.

  5. Take out the tray and stir the beans around every five minutes for 10-30 minutes, or until the beans are cooked. The time this takes will depend on how much moisture the beans absorbed while soaking, but when they are done they will take on a brownish gold colour.

  6. Allow them to cool down, and enjoy.

Tips and Information

- These soy beans are delicious without any extra seasonings. But if you would like some variety, try the following flavours: Salt & Vinegar (add a tablespoon of vinegar), Yuzu Koshu (add 1/2 teaspoon yuzu pepper paste), and Seven Spice (add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon nanami togarashi).