Monday, February 24, 2014

Edamame Hummus Recipe: Not Your Mommy's Bean Dip! [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These fresh shelled soy beans called out to me from the freezer case at Whole Foods, "Edamame hummus. Livi! Make edamame hummus." "What the heck is edamame hummus," I asked. "Don't worry about it. Just pick us up. We'll figure it out," the beans replied.

So I bought them and Googled "edamame hummus." Apparently, it's just like regular old hummus, but made with fresh soy beans. Brilliant! I was totally inspired by Oh My Veggies recipe for Better Than Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus. It seemed perfect, simple, and easy, so I just tweaked it to match what I have in my kitchen and my love of sauteed onions.

I normally make hummus in my big Kitchen Aid food processor. This time around I used the Cusinart mini-prep from my guy's bachelor pad to see if it could handle hummus. The machine got a little hot, but it didn't burn out the motor. So if you only have a little processor, don't let that stop you from trying this yummy, high protein treat!

Print Recipe

Edamame Hummus

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min
Serves: 12


  • 2-3 T olive oil divided
  • 12 cup red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
  • 1 T dried Italian seasoning (or chopped fresh herbs to taste)
  • 1 cup cooked edamame
  • 14 cup tahini
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne to taste (I used 2 shakes)


  1. Chop onion in food processor.
  2. Saute onion in half of the olive oil over medium heat until softened.
  3. Add garlic clove and dried herbs. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Not long enough for garlic to turn brown, but long enough for garlic to become fragrant.
  4. Add garlic onion mixture to food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Enjoy! Hummus is great with fresh veggies or crackers or as a sandwich spread.

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This is totally something I would make again. Hummus makes eating veggies super fun. Eating veggies with edamame hummus makes you seem fancy and cultured. Sounds like the foundation for a very awesome Meatless Monday! Also, St. Patrick's Day is a Monday this year and right around the corner. Nothing says St. Patrick's Day party like green hummus!

What's your favorite bean to make dip with?

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