“Italian” Edamame

Recently Cliff and I have been trying to eat healthier. It is one thing to say we are going to eat healthier but actually doing it is much harder! It doesn’t help that all of our spare time goes into researching new recipes and cooking and sampling tons of food! Do you know how hard it is to make up a batch of cupcakes with tons of frosting and then not eat them? Me neither, because I can never resist!! You always hear about celebrities that have lost weight and they say they just eat fish and steamed vegetables. How can people live on fish and steamed vegetables? For me, that is not a possibility. There is no way that I am not going to eat that cupcake. But instead of eating 3 maybe I could eat just 1. That is much more realistic. In addition we are trying to eat healthy food that tastes good!

This is one of my very favorite recipes that we have made lately. But we thought that this edamame did not require nearly the amount of bread crumbs and cheese that the original recipe called for. (This is reflected in our ingredients listed below) But we all really loved this recipe. You really can’t go wrong with bread crumbs, oil, and cheese! I love the twist that the Italian ingredients give to this edamame! We will continue to have MANY unhealthy recipes, because let’s be real, what is more exciting, healthy or this? But check back for more healthy choices as well!

Here is what you’ll need

Blend the oil and the garlic

Cook the edamame in the microwave and add it to the pan over medium-high heat


Add the garlic oil

Coat the edamame in the oil and cook for a couple minutes

Turn the heat off and add the bread crumbs and cheese; mix

This edamame makes a perfect side dish or appetizer!



“Italian” Edamame

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer


  • 1 16 oz package frozen edamame in shell
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Romano cheese


  • Put frozen edamame in a bowl and cook for about 2 minutes. Just until they are no longer frozen. In a small food processor, combine olive oil and garlic. Process until well combined. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the edamame and toss for a few seconds. Add  the garlic oil and saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Add breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. Toss to coat and serve immediately.
Keyword Edamame