Egyptian Edamame Stew

January/February 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (163 votes)

A riff on the Egyptian classic ful medames, a highly seasoned fava bean mash, this version is made with easier-to-find edamame. Edamame (fresh green soybeans) have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. They can be found shelled in the freezer section of well-stocked supermarkets. This stew is great served with couscous, bulgur or warm whole-wheat pita bread to soak up the sauce.

"If you love the "Mexican" flavors of cumin and cilantro, you will love this easy, quick to table meal. Just made tonight and served over brown basmati rice. This is so good, easy, and flavorful, it reminds me why eating vegetarian at...
Egyptian Edamame Stew

36 Reviews for Egyptian Edamame Stew

Loved it!

I made it today and we really enjoyed it! The only change I mad was adding 1 tsp. of salt and I used more garlic as we love the flavor! Will definitely be adding this into our menu rotation! :)

Quick and easy!

I know everyone has different tastes, but I don't understand how this recipe could receive so many good reviews. I followed it exactly, no alterations, and neither my husband nor I could finish one bowl of it (served over plain couscous). We threw the rest of it away. It's a very tart dish that was not at all pleasing to the palette.

Relatively fast meal
Not as exciting or flavorful as expected...

I made this and was excited, but with a large tin of tomatoes (a 14 oz can would have been more appropriate than the 28 oz-er that is recommended) and lemon juice, this dish was too acidic for poor stomach! That, and the flavors weren't as outstanding as expected from all the rave reviews.

You have to love Mexican flavors (didn't taste Egyptian to me!)

I served over quinoa. Good but not my favorite.

vegetarian, easy
Family loved it

This is an easy, healthy and tasty addition to family meals. We are not vegetarians so I added chicken and served with rice.

Easy to make
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Have you tried cooking Quinoa

Have you tried cooking Quinoa in a rice cooker? If you have one, it's super easy! The ratio is about 1:1. You can use water or vegetable broth for more flavor.

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