- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Food processor
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.
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/3 cup lemon juice (about 2 to 3 lemons)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
- 1 medium clove garlic, roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups shelled edamame (10 ounces), preferably organic, defrosted if frozen*
- 2 to 4 tablespoons water, as necessary
- Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Taste and blend in additional salt if the hummus doesn’t taste awesome yet (I usually add another 1/4 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.