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 Recipe

33 Reviews for Egyptian Edamame Stew


My husband and I love this recipe and it has become a staple at our house. It is so fresh tasting. We typically add more spices and cut out the cilantro/mint addition. Lemon juice and feta cheese are a must. Originally we ate it with couscous, which is wonderful, but you can eat it with quinoa for a gluten free alternative (certainly other whole grains would be just as yummy). Can't wait to make it with fresh tomatoes and zucchini from the garden!


I was really hesitant about this recipe when my friend brought it over for cooking night. I am usually a meat eater and stray away from ethnic food, but this was DELICIOUS. I will absolutely make this again and am looking forward to the leftovers.


I really thought I'd hate it but made it because I have frozen edamenes and was I ever wrong delicious will surely be a staple dish in our home


I Loved this. I used fresh Parsley and dried Clilantro ( did not have fresh) and put it on top of Quinoa, the Lemon juice is a must. I will make this often !!!!


Loved this dish, the left overs were even better the next day. The couscous with the sauce tasted delicious. I will definitely make this again, next time I will add some carrots for a nice color contrast.


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