Edamame Hummus Recipe – Homemade Appetizer in 20 Minutes

I’ve always thought the edamame hummus from Trader Joe’s was very, extremely delicious. But considering it’s a few dollars for a tiny container, I eventually came to terms with the fact that I should be making my own edamame hummus at home.

View of edamame hummus in a bowl with a visible area in the hummus where a cracker had been dipped into it.

View of edamame hummus in a bowl with a visible area in the hummus where a cracker had been dipped into it.

This is much easier than making a trip to TJ’s anyway; you don’t have to prep much of anything for this easy green soybean dip and can easily make larger quantities for the same amount of effort.

As far as differences from regular hummus, the main difference is swapping out the chickpeas for edamame. You can use either frozen & thawed or fresh edamame – I generally use fresh because I often keep some in the fridge anyway for midnight snacking.

A bowl of bright green edamame hummus drizzled with olive oil and garnished with fresh edamame, broccoli sprouts, and red pepper flakes

A bowl of bright green edamame hummus drizzled with olive oil and garnished with fresh edamame, broccoli sprouts, and red pepper flakes

My edamame hummus is also a little brighter in flavor than traditional hummus, with plenty of extra lemon juice. I prefer to just use a little bit of nutty tahini and a few tablespoons of olive oil because the tahini flavor is stronger compared to edamame. If you want to make this without tahini, peanut butter is a great substitute and cheaper too! I know that might sound a little weird, but if you think about the nutty flavor tahini provides, the substitution starts to make more sense.

A bowl of green soybean hummus on a blue and white striped napkin with seeded crackers on a gray plate

A bowl of green soybean hummus on a blue and white striped napkin with seeded crackers on a gray plate

Edamame hummus is naturally gluten-free and vegan, made from healthy whole foods packed with nutrients! It’s a fun spin on normal hummus with a lovely light green color, buttery texture, and fresh tasting flavor. I’ll be sharing a tasty wrap recipe soon that incorporates this edamame hummus with other plant-powered ingredients for a filling lunch! In the meantime, enjoy it as a dip or spread anywhere hummus is used.

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Edamame Hummus

Using nutrient-packed edamame is a great way to green up your hummus! This edamame hummus is creamy, bright and fresh and naturally vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free.

Prep Time

20

minutes

Total Time

20

minutes

Servings

6

servings

Calories

152

kcal

Author

Yup, it’s Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3

    tbsp

    tahini

  • 1/4

    cup

    fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    tbsp

    olive oil

  • 1

    small clove

    garlic

    chopped

  • 2

    cups

    shelled edamame (green soybeans)

    (12 oz.) thawed if frozen

  • 1/4

    tsp

    ground cumin

  • 1/4

    tsp

    ground paprika

  • 1/2

    tsp

    salt

    (or to taste)

  • 1/3

    cup

    warm water

  • additional edamame, olive oil, sprouts, and red pepper flakes

    (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  • Add the tahini, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic to a food processor. Blend until somewhat smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.

  • Add the edamame, cumin, paprika, and salt to the blender. Process while slowly adding the warm water. Blend the edamame hummus until smooth, adding even more water if a looser texture is desired.

  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice as desired. Let cool completely before refrigerating. Leftovers keep for up to 1 week in the fridge.

Notes

VARIATIONS: A pinch of wasabi powder is a nice touch if you have it on hand!

Add 1/4 cup or so of fresh cilantro (coriander) while blending.

Garnish with toasted sesame oil for a more east-meets-west type of flair.

OIL-FREE: Omit the oil, increase the tahini and water by 1 tablespoon each. (But I’m warning you, this particular hummus is much better with a little oil).

Nutrition

Serving:

1

sixth recipe

|

Calories:

152

kcal

|

Carbohydrates:

8

g

|

Protein:

7

g

|

Fat:

11

g

|

Saturated Fat:

1

g

|

Monounsaturated Fat:

3

g

|

Sodium:

341

mg

|

Potassium:

13

mg

|

Fiber:

3

g

|

Sugar:

1

g

|

Vitamin A:

350

IU

|

Vitamin C:

10.7

mg

|

Calcium:

50

mg

|

Iron:

1.4

mg

Recipe adapted from Isa Does It and Trader Joe’s.

Looking for more hummus recipes? Allow me to tempt you with some others:

Mango Curry HummusMango Curry Hummus

Harvest Carrot Ginger HummusHarvest Carrot Ginger Hummus

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