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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

Minneapolis is one delicious city. I haven’t unpacked my bags yet, but I have a list of recipe ideas from the past week and can’t wait to recreate them. Let’s procrastinate on unpacking and catching up on emails for a bit longer and talk about a much more pressing matter—edamame hummus. Have you tried it yet?

I got a taste of edamame hummus at a nearby sushi restaurant recently, then I discovered a tubbed version at Trader Joe’s, and then I had to make some myself. It’s rich, lemony, and high in protein (so is the traditional chickpea kind). It’s green, too, thanks to the edamame, which are green soybeans. I buy frozen, shelled edamame and defrost them in a pot of boiling water.

The word “hummus” is derived from the Arabic word for chickpeas, so this chickpea-free hummus is quite untraditional. To balance edamame’s very green flavor and fibrous texture, I had to use a little more tahini, lemon juice and water than my go-to herbed hummus recipe.

Combined with crisp veggies or whole-grain crackers, edamame hummus is a delicious, healthy snack or appetizer. If you need a break from standard hummus (horrors!), please give this one a shot! I’ll be sharing a fun appetizer concept featuring this hummus in a couple of days.

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Edamame Hummus

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Learn how to make edamame hummus with this easy recipe! Serve it with sliced crisp vegetables, crackers or pita bread for a delicious, healthy appetizer or snack. Recipe yields about 2 cups hummus.



  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice (about 2 to 3 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups shelled edamame (10 ounces), preferably organic, defrosted if frozen*
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water, as necessary
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In the bowl of your food processor or high-powered blender (i.e. Vitamix or Blendtec), combine the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Process for about 1½ minutes, pausing to scrape down the sides and base of the bowl as necessary, until the mixture is well blended.
  2. Add the cilantro and process for about 1 minute, pausing to scrape down the bowl as necessary, until the herbs have blended into the mixture and the mixture is nice and smooth.
  3. Add half of the edamame to the food processor, plus 2 tablespoons water, and process for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining edamame and process until the hummus is thick and quite smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes more. If your hummus is too thick or chunky, run the food processor while drizzling in 1 to 2 tablespoons more water, as necessary, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Taste and blend in additional salt if the hummus doesn’t taste awesome yet (I usually add another ¼ teaspoon). Scrape the hummus into a small serving bowl. Lightly drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with some additional cilantro leaves and a few sesame seeds, if desired. Leftover hummus keeps well, chilled, for 4 to 6 days.


Recipe inspire by Blue Sushi. Adapted from my green goddess hummus, which is available on the blog and in my cookbook.

Tahini notes: Tahini varies quite a bit by brand. My current favorite is Trader Joe’s brand. I have also enjoyed Whole Foods 365 in the past.

*How to defrost edamame: Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the frozen edamame and simmer until warmed through (about 4 to 6 minutes). Drain well and let cool on a plate for at least 5 minutes before using.

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Watch the video: Edamame Hummus (November 2021).