Egyptian Edamame Stew

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

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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


I found that the edamame was too firm compared to the other vegetables in the dish and it was lacking in flavor. We've tried other recipes from this site and have been quite pleased with them, but this one just didn't live up to expectations.

I liked it

Overall, I really liked this recipe. I have made it a few times and found it to taste better with 'fresh' instead of canned tomatoes. However, overall, it is easy, healthy, and a great recipe!

Healthy, easy
Not Tasty at all

I thought I would love this recipe, because I am a fan of Mexican and love cumin and coriander. I discovered that edamame tastes awful. I am trying to follow a vegan diet for the Lenten Season, but I won't be making this again.

Easy to Prepare
This is a great vegetarian entree

This is one of my favorite new recipes. If you can find edamame (soybeans), usually in the frozen vegetable section of the supermarket, I would try this recipe. It's easy to make, doesn't take long to make, and you can easily customize it. I'm eating some right now!

To this last batch I added some eggplant I peeled and diced up. If you want to add ground beef or turkey, I'm sure that would be great, too. Usually I feel that I need some sort of meat to feel full, but this stew works for me just fine without meat.

You can eat the stew alone; I usually eat it with brown rice. Any grain would be good, I think; I just always have brown rice on hand, so that's my go-to.

Tasty, healthful
Very Delicious and Easy!

I made this for dinner tonight for my family and I - it was a huge hit! I didn't have zucchini, so I used carrotts (I saw that suggestion from another viewer). I also added mushrooms and peas. I upped the amounts of the spices a bit and also added some white wine before I added in the tomatoes. I didn't cook the edamame before hand, just added them into the pot a little bit before I added the tomatoes (they were frozen) and it worked out great. I served it over brown rice. Will definitely make this again!!


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