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Edamame hummus: The perfect healthy dip


Rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants and a number of vitamins and minerals, edamame, or those lovely green young soybeans we love ordering at the izakaya, is a popular healthy snack that also happens to be extremely versatile. Apart from eating them directly from the pods, there are countless of other different ways that you can use edamame: tossing the beans into salads, stir-fries, having them over rice, blending them into a warm or cold soup, using them as decorations on your plates — or turn them into a delicious and simple dip.


Edamame hummus has always been one of my favorite ways to use edamame, and I’m sure that you’ll love it too. Here’s how to make it.


  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 200g edamame (out of the pod)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ clove of garlic, crushed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper to season


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It doesn't include hummus (chickpeas) nor tahini (sesame seed cold pressed paste) which are the key ingredients to "hummus"

So why is it called "Edamame hummus"?

Just because it's paste?

Then let's call kebab as chicken unagi!

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I agree 100%. W/o the chick peas it is not hummus, just green paste that looks disgusting.

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LOL kyushubill, It looks like guacamole which is anything but disgusting.

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Replacing chickpeas with edamame? Fine if you like the green taste but it’s not “hummus”.

It’s a bean paste.

Like trying to refer to “Refried Beans” as “Mexican hummus”.

It’s just not “hummus”

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