Edamame Hummus

4.8 from 9 reviews

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.

This edamame hummus recipe is fresh, healthy and delicious! It's a fun alternative to regular hummus and pairs well with traditional Mediterranean or Asian flavors.



  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 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.

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