Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack to have on hand when the afternoon munchies hit. Traditionally made with garbanzo beans, I’m switching it up today by using edamame instead! This edamame hummus is packed with nutrients to help you feel energized and full until your next meal. Get the recipe for protein-packed edamame hummus below!
When it comes to foods, I’m always looking for the most nutrient-dense way to fuel my body. Why? Because incorporating these foods (usually plant-based) into my day has helped my energy levels soar, clear up my skin, and leaves me feeling full enough to charge through my day, but not overly full where I’m feeling sluggish. Anyone else hate that feeling?
The Nutritional 411 on Edamame
Edamame, also known as soybeans, are an excellent example of a nutrient-dense food. Did you know that in one cup of these green-hued beans, you are getting 17 grams of protein?! In case you were wondering how to get enough protein on a plant-based diet, this is proof that it’s possible!
Aside from protein, edamame is also an excellent source of dietary fiber (hello, healthy digestion!), antioxidants and other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and iron. See what I mean when I say that edamame is a nutrient-dense food?
Edamame hummus is simpler to make than you might think since all you do is switch out garbanzo beans for edamame in a traditional hummus recipe! You could also substitute the olive oil for toasted sesame oil for an Asian flare, which would be delicious.
For this recipe, I’m keeping things simple and going with traditional hummus flavors. You could serve this with homemade pita chips or veggie sticks for even more nutritional power.
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- 2 cups shelled edamame, thawed
- 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse on HIGH until well-mixed and creamy, scraping down the sides with a spatula.
- Serve with veggies or homemade pita chips!
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
You could substitute part of the olive oil for toasted sesame oil for an Asian twist.
You could also add fresh basil, cilantro or parsley!
This protein-packed edamame hummus would be a fantastic snack to make on meal prep day, or to serve at a party! It would also be a delicious spread on a wrap or you could add a spoonful to your salad instead of dressing. The possibilities are endless!