This edamame hummus recipe is a great high-protein dip! Pair it with your favorite veggies for a healthy and satisfying snack.

edamame hummus
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I love hummus and I always have some in my fridge because it’s an easy option to pair with veggies. Lately, I’ve been trying to eat more protein, so I thought… why not make a high-protein hummus using edamame instead of chickpeas? I used my za’atar hummus recipe as inspiration and I loved how this creamy, flavorful dip turned out!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Edamame – Edamame are young soybeans with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and a boost of protein, fiber, and vitamins. You’ll need shelled edamame for this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice – Lemon juice adds a fresh, citrusy tang to the hummus. You can substitute the lemon juice with a splash of white wine vinegar.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil helps create a smooth texture and it adds a little richness to the dip. Just a little oil helps give this hummus a rich and creamy taste.
  • Tahini – Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, imparts a slight nuttiness and is essential for achieving the classic hummus texture.
  • Za’atar Seasoning – Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix that includes herbs like thyme and oregano, sesame seeds, and sumac, adding a savory and aromatic element to the dish. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning, you can use any seasonings you like! Try it with smoked paprika or add Everything But The Bagel seasoning. Consider the edamame hummus a blank canvas.

How to Cook Edamame

I buy frozen shelled edamame. You can typically find it in the freezer section at most grocery stores, including Kroger and Trader Joe’s. Cook the frozen edamame according to the package instructions. Usually, this means boiling them in water for about 4-5 minutes until they are tender. Once cooked, drain them and let them cool slightly.

Other Ways to Use Edamame

If you have leftover edamame, try my sheet pan edamame recipe or toss them into this quinoa salad. You can even roast soybeans to make crispy Parmesan edamame.

How to Make Edamame Hummus