This super simple vegan and gluten free Edamame Hummus is an evergreen dip that’s perfect for a healthy appetizer, sandwich spread, or as a delicious midday snack!
What is Edamame?
Edamame beans are whole, immature soybeans. They are deep green in color. You can find it readily available in grocery stores in the freezer section. It comes with pods and shelled.
These beans are high in protein, may lower cholesterol, don’t raise blood sugar, and they’re rich in vitamins and minerals.
We love edamame. We generally add it in our soups, stews, in salads, or simply eat them as a snack. One of our favorite uses is to make hummus with edamame. Hummus is one of our all-time favorite dips/condiments. It pairs so well with veggies, crackers, or any chips.
Traditional Hummus vs Edamame Hummus:
The main difference in this hummus recipe is that you’re swapping out the chickpeas for edamame. This hummus is little brighter in flavor than traditional hummus.
This Edamame Hummus is a scrumptious snack that everyone just loves so it’s perfect for entertaining. It is mild, but has unique flavors that lend a delicious twist to the classic hummus dip!
How to make Edamame Hummus:
Making Edamame Hummus is very easy. All you need is shelled edamame, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, olive oil, and a blender. That’s it!
Simply combine everything in the blender or food processor and turn it on. Blend it until nice and smooth. Simple! You can always adjust the ingredients according to your liking.
Scoop the dip into your serving bowl and add some sesame seeds and some edamame. Serve it with your favorite crackers or veggies. This green goodness is perfect to serve at your summer BBQ parties. You can easily make this dip ahead of time and refrigerate it up to 3 days.
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- Add the tahini, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, and edamame to a food processor or blender.
- Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add 2 or 3 tbsp water while grinding if needed.
- Garnish it with some edamame, sesame seeds, and parsley.
- Serve it with crackers, veggies, or chips. Enjoy!
Home Chef Tips: You can make this hummus oil free too. Skip olive oil and add 1 tbsp more tahini. Add cayenne pepper to make it spicy. Thaw Edamame for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature.
We hope you enjoy this simple Edamame Hummus recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Dhwani from Cooking Carnival, as much as we do. If you love this recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Appetizer section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!