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Edamame hummus is a fun and delicious alternative to traditional hummus. It's made in just 10 minutes and is sure to become a household staple appetizer and snack recipe!
What is edamame hummus
Edamame hummus is our newest favorite hummus around here. It's made by swapping edamame beans (young soybeans) for traditional chickpeas. Since hummus literally means “chickpeas with tahini” in Arabic, it might seem a little sacrilegious to skip the chickpeas altogether, but considering how delicious edamame hummus is, we're ok with that.
Other than the bean swap, this recipe is very similar to our easy hummus recipe. We use lots of tahini, some lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil, and a little water so that it's not too thick.
How to make edamame hummus
Hummus is very easy to make, and this recipe is no exception.
- Put the ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth. Seriously, that's it!
Once everything is blended, you'll need to add a little water. This helps make the hummus really creamy. You'll want to start by adding just one tablespoon, then add more until it's super creamy and not too thick. We like to add 3-4 tablespoons of water.
Where to buy edamame
Edamame is sold in the freezer section of your grocery store. You can find it shelled or still in pods. For this recipe, buy shelled edamame.
How long does hummus last?
Homemade hummus will last for about five days in your fridge. For longer storage, keep it in a freezer-proof container in your freezer for up to six months.
Favorite hummus toppings
Toppings are fun! Here are a few of our favorite hummus toppings that go well with edamame hummus:
- A handful of edamame
- Sesame seeds – white or black
- Olive oil
- Cilantro or parsley
- Chili flakes
Variations to try
- Make ginger wasabi edamame hummus by adding one teaspoon of EACH: finely minced ginger and wasabi.
- If you like it spicy, add some sriracha or chili flakes.
- Try it with lime juice.
- Add 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil.
How to serve edamame hummus
The most obvious way to serve edamame hummus is as a dip. Grab some crackers or raw veggies and dig in! But there are so many more ways to serve hummus. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Add some to a sweet potato sushi roll bowl.
- Slather some on a sandwich.
- Put some on top of hard-boiled eggs.
- Make it into a salad dressing by adding more water or oil.
- Make a hummus bowl with spiced ground meat and crunchy veggies.
- 2 ¼ cups shelled edamame (thawed if frozen)
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt (more, to taste)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 3-4 tablespoons water
- Optional toppings: sesame seeds, cilantro, extra edamame beans, and/or olive oil
- Add the edamame, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and garlic to your food processor and blend on high for 1 minute.2 ¼ cups shelled edamame, ¼ cup tahini, ¼ cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 cloves garlic
- Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to blend until the hummus is smooth and creamy.3-4 tablespoons water
- Transfer the edamame hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with any or all of the optional toppings.Optional toppings: sesame seeds, cilantro, extra edamame beans, and/or olive oil
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