This easy Edamame Hummus is made with shelled edamame, avocado, and cilantro for a creamy, bean-free edamame that is healthy, lower carb, and so delicious. Jump to Recipe
Made with wholesome and flavorful ingredients like edamame, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice, this zesty Cilantro Lime Edamame Hummus is sure to be a show-stopper. With just 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, this healthy and delicious dip is a no-brainer.
Move over, chickpeas—there’s a new bean in town! While hummus may be traditionally made with chickpeas, this Cilantro Lime Edamame Hummus provides a refreshing and delicious twist on the classic dish. Serve this tasty dip alongside a platter of whole grain crackers, celery, carrots, and bell pepper strips for the perfect snack or appetizer.
Be sure to make extra because this edamame hummus goes fast, trust me. Whenever I make this dish for my family to snack on, it’s gone in the blink of an eye and I have to make more. Good thing it only takes a few minutes to whip up!
Not only is this dip loaded with fresh flavors, but it’s also packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein. High fiber foods are excellent for keeping you full long after you’ve finished eating, which is why they’re recommended for weight loss. So, if you’re on a weight loss journey, dishes like this are great choices for healthy snacks.
Bring this dip to your next birthday party, baby shower, or backyard barbecue, or simply enjoy it as an afternoon snack. Not only is it delicious, but the eye-catching pop of color makes it an instant hit at any occasion!
Key Ingredients You Will Need
For this delicious recipe, some of the key ingredients you will need to include:
- Edamame: We use this in place of chickpeas for a delightful and nutrient-rich twist on classic hummus dip.
- Lime juice: This brings an acidity and brightness to the dip that ties it all together. Lemon juice also works great, especially when paired with another fresh herb like basil or parsley.
- Cilantro: This fresh herb adds a ton of zesty flavor to the dish. For those who aren't cilantro fans, use fresh basil, parsley, dill, or a combination of fresh herbs.
- Avocado: This makes the dip extra creamy and adds heart-healthy fats that fuel our bodies and keep us feeling satisfied. If you aren't an avocado fan, you could use some Greek yogurt, olive oil, or tahini to add creaminess.
- Jalapeno: This is optional, but it adds extra flavor and a little kick that completes the dish. Other yummy options include roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes.
Note: For a full ingredient list and detailed instructions on how to make this recipe, keep scrolling!
What is Edamame? Is it Healthy?
First harvested in China thousands of years ago, edamame beans are whole, immature soybeans. Edamame is commonly served as an appetizer in Chinese and Japanese restaurants, but has grown tremendously in popularity as a healthy snack in Western countries. In the United States, it’s most often found in the frozen veggie aisle, where you can buy it either still in the pod or pre-shelled.
Edamame is packed with nutrients and boasts a ton of health benefits. According to Healthline, these are some of the top health benefits of edamame:
- Regulates blood sugar
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Rich in vitamins and minerals like Vitamin K, folate, iron, copper, manganese, and thiamine
- Reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancer
- Supports bone health
- Reduces menopausal symptoms
Why You’ll Love Edamame Hummus
- Lower carb alternative to traditional hummus
- Bena free way to make hummus
- Easy to make
- Rich, delicious flavors
- Bright and vibrant
- Comes together in just a few minutes
- Packed with healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients
- All you need is a food processor
Serving and Substitution Tips
There are so many different ways to serve edamame hummus from a dip like traditional hummus to a sandwich spread or a great addition to grain and sushi bowls.
- My favorite foods to serve this edamame hummus with are whole grain crackers, bell pepper strips, celery, carrots, cucumber slices, and pita chips. Really, any raw veggie or chip/cracker of your choice would work!
- You can also use this dip as a delicious spread on a wrap, sandwich, or as a topping in a nourish bowl.
- If you aren’t a fan of spice, you can leave out the jalapenos.
- While fresh garlic is preferred, you can use 1/8th teaspoon of garlic powder instead if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand.
- For an extra kick and an added pop of color, try adding a dash of cayenne or spicy paprika to the top of the dip just before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions About Edamame Hummus
How should I serve it?
However you like! This flavorful dip can be used with anything you would eat traditional hummus with. Think chips, crackers, and raw veggies. If you would prefer to enjoy it as a spread, it’s also delicious on wraps and sandwiches.
Is this dip healthy?
Absolutely! Each of the ingredients in this dip is packed with beneficial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Thanks to the edamame and avocado, the dish is also loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan.
Do I have to add jalapenos?
Nope. If you aren’t a spicy food lover, you can leave out the jalapenos. If you are a spicy food lover but simply not a fan of jalapenos, you can add a pinch of cayenne to your ingredients before blending in place of the jalapenos.
Do I need to use a food processor?
Preferably, but it’s not required. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a traditional blender or an immersion blender to achieve similar results.
How do I store this dip?
To store for later, you can transfer the dip into an airtight bag or container and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Don’t be alarmed if it browns slightly after a few days, this can happen due to oxidation but will not affect the flavor.
Can I freeze edamame hummus?
While it’s possible to freeze edamame hummus, I would not recommend it. Freezing and thawing any kind of hummus alters the texture of it, so I would refrain from making more than you can consume within a few days. If you wind up with too much left over, share some with your neighbors!
What can I use instead of chickpeas in hummus?
Hummus can be made with any type of beans including black beans, white beans, kidney beans, or cannellini beans. For those looking for a version without beans, this option with edamame is a great choice.
More Healthy Hummus Recipes:
- Black Bean Hummus
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- 1.5 cups shelled edamame (cooked according to package directions)
- 1 U ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 U jalapeno, seeded and deveined (optional)
- 1 U clove garlic
- 1 U limes, juice (more to taste)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp water
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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