Roasted Edamame With Garlic and Olives

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is based on a recipe in Mollie Katzen's "Vegetable Heaven." She uses lima beans instead of edamame, but I've discovered that edamame is yummier. Back when I made it with limas, I had a friend who hated both lima beans and olives, and still begged me to make this dish all the time, so try it, even though the ingredient combination sounds weird! At least around here, sliced green olives are nowhere to be found, and whole ones tend to come either with the pit intact or stuffed with something, unless you go to a fancy store with an olive bar. I use the ones stuffed with garlic, slice them myself, and cut down the amount of garlic accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Put all the ingredients (no, you don't need to thaw the edamame) in a loaf pan, and add salt and pepper if desired. Remember: olives are salty, so you might not want more salt.
  3. Mix everything well.
  4. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the garlic is tender.
  6. Stir, and if desired, drizzle with more olive oil.
  7. Enjoy! (It's especially good scooped up with corn chips.).


Most Helpful

Awesome! I also subbed salt for olives and didn't have any savory. Instead of cloves, I used bottled minced garlic—1 T. Thanks for sharing!

teressagilbreth July 08, 2010

Wonderful!! I made this for my step kids who are vegan and they loved it! Thanks for posting

Crazy Jase January 31, 2010

We enjoyed this. Was good even without the olives or the savory! (Use a little salt if not using olives.) I think I'll add even more garlic.

baezus April 23, 2009

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