Nothing toys with my self confidence quite like the 10 minutes before a party. Do we have enough dip? How’s my hair? Is there dirty underwear on the floor of the guest bathroom that I forgot to pick up? What if no one comes, and it’s just me alone with the Edamame Avocado Hummus?

An easy and tahini-free avocado hummus recipe. Made with edamame, avocados, and lots of fresh lemon and garlic. You'll love this creamy, healthy hummus recipe! @wellplated

One bite of edamame avocado hummus is all I need to dispel these fears. If no one comes to my party, that’s more creamy, garlicky, super food-studded avocado hummus for me! The two of us are going to have an excellent time together.

In all seriousness, this avocado hummus recipe would be a hit appetizer at any party, large or small, but I enjoyed it just much as a healthy snack at home. You can add it to just about anything and receive an instant health + flavor boost in return.

Edamame avocado hummus is ultra tasty spread on sandwiches and veggie burgers, mixed into rice or roasted veggies, and of course dipped with crunchy pita chips.

Rich and creamy hummus without tahini! Made with avocados, edamame, and fresh garlic. Vegan, gluten free, and your entire family will love it! @wellplated

About This Healthy Avocado Hummus

This hummus recipe was inspired by the edamame hummus at Trader Joe’s. Years ago, I picked up a tub on a whim, and absolutely loved its fresh flavor, as well as the amount of protein it offered.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to recreate Trader Joe’s edamame hummus at home, but I’m so happy I finally did, even if my homemade version did ruin me for life. I love Trader Joe’s, but today’s edamame avocado hummus recipe beats the pants off of their edamame hummus, and I’m willing to bet my last bag of pita that you’ll agree!

Rich and creamy edamame avocado hummus without tahini. Vegan and gluten free!

I based my hummus recipe ingredients heavily on those Trader Joe’s uses in its edamame hummus, with one critical departure. My edamame hummus is made without tahini. Instead of tahini paste, I used ripe avocados, which make the hummus even creamier and richer than the Trader Joe’s version, and it’s incredibly healthy too.

This edamame avocado hummus came to be when Lee was in town, and we decided to have a joint “green dip day.” She made guac, I made edamame avocado hummus, and then we sat in the middle of my living room floor to “quality test” our work. Afterward, I considered updating the serving size of this hummus from “Serves 6” to “Serves 2 Hungry, Dip-Loving Food Bloggers.”

In an act of recipe decorum, I left the recipe serving size as six, but should you decide to dive right into the bowl and turn this avocado hummus into your lunch, know that you are in good company.

Avocado Hummus with Edamame. MADE WITHOUT TAHINI! Vegan and gluten free.

Avocado Hummus Adaptations + Dietary Notes

  • To Make Vegan + Gluten Free. For those with dietary restrictions, this hummus is naturally vegan and gluten free.
  • To Add Spice. I gave the hummus loads of flavor with fresh lemon, garlic, and cilantro, but if you enjoy spice, I imagine jalapeno would add a tasty kick.

More Delicious Dip Recipes

Rich, creamy hummus made with avocado and NO tahini! With edamame, avocado, and fresh lemon and garlic, this hummus recipe is loaded with super foods and is a great healthy dip, healthy snack, and sandwich spread too! @wellplated

Tools Used to Make This Recipe

An easy and tahini-free avocado hummus recipe. Made with edamame, avocados, and lots of fresh lemon and garlic. You'll love this creamy, healthy hummus recipe! @wellplated

Edamame Avocado Hummus

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A rich, creamy avocado hummus without tahini! This vegan hummus is made with edamame, garlic, and lemon. Enjoy as a dip, healthy snack or sandwich spread!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame thawed* (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado about 8 ounces
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon about 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pita chips and veggies for serving


  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a still blade, puree the edamame, avocado, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, and cilantro until evenly blended.
  • With the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil and continue blending just until combined, about 5 additional seconds. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pita chips and veggies as desired.


*Purchase edamame that is precooked—you will be able to tell, because if you bite into it once it has thawed, it should be pleasant tasting and easy to chew. If the edamame is not precooked, prior to making the recipe, boil the edamame for 4 to 5 minutes in salted water or heat it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.
Leftover Edamame Avocado Hummus can be stored in an airtight container with plastic pressed over the hummus' surface for 3-5 days. It may brown slightly, but will still taste delicious.


Serving: 1(of 6)Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 285mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g

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  1. This makes me all giddy for spring time! It’s the perfect appetizer or snack for an occasion and it looks BOMB!

  2. hey girl  this looks awesome! Yummy! I wish there was a Trader Joe’s around here (Shawnee,OK) I’m always hearing about the place! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I get the pre-party jitters too. Lol about not caring so you can have more hummus. These photos are great Erin! Love love love. Pinning now so I have the recipe for our next gathering. 

  4. This is such a great idea, pinning for later and sharing!  I love edamame, avocado and hummus, what a great combo!

  5. I wouldn’t have thought to use avocado in place of tahini, but WOW does this ever look delicious! It’s the perfect naturally colored St. Patrick’s day dip…although I’d happily scarf this down any day of the year.

  6. Yum!  This green hummus looks amazing!  Would be fun to serve in on St Patty’s day ;)  I can almost taste it, yummy!  thanks for sharing your great idea :)

  7. This looks amazing- I love the bright color and all the protein from the edamame and avo! :) Pinning!

  8. I never made an experiment with avacados .!! Sounds new to me., and the ingredients forcing me to do so.thanks for a beautiful recipe..

  9. Looks awesome. Really Mouthwatering. Avocado is good for health. You have shared a great dish. Awesome images. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.

  10. I made this today, and I am in LOVE with it! So fresh and lemony and creamy! Nice work, Erin! Thanks for a solid recipe.

    1. Jenny, I am so so happy to hear this!! Thanks so much for letting me know how it turned out and enjoy every bite!

  11. I’m fairly new to cooking (at 34 years old, sad to say!), but I’m pregnant and am looking for some healthy alternatives to snack on. This may not sound like the smartest question but do you peel the edamame from its shell before tossing into food processor to purée?

    1. Hi Lindsey! I think this will be the perfect healthy snack for you. No need to peel the edamame as long as it is already shelled. Although doing so would make the texture smoother, I honestly don’t think it’s necessary (or worth the effort). I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  12. Hello,
    Have been looking for a recipe for this after I had something similar at a restaurant!  Would it still be ok with lime juice do you think?   Or would it taste odd?
    And a quick comment for Lindsay; albeit late – I couldn’t cook hotdogs when I got married so I understand having detailed questions!  When I bought edamame my first time it was in the pod- like a pea – and you were supposed to boil, and then get the bean out of the pod or shell….so if that’s what you meant, then Yes, for this recipe, you’d peel that pod off the bean.    Since that time, my store carries frozen edamame beans not in the soybean pod…..much easier :)

    1. Hi Rachel, I think this would be fine with lime juice! I personally prefer the recipe with lemon, which is why I chose it for the recipe, but as long as you like the flavor of lime juice with avocado and edamame, you’ll be set.

  13. I loved this! I am Whole Food Plant Based so I substituted the  olive oil for 3 tablespoons of veggie broth and added a whole jalapeño for some kick.  Didn’t miss the oil at all and it was delicious.  Served at a get together and it was a hit! 5 stars

    1. Sonja, thanks so much for taking the time to leave this awesome review and share your tweaks! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe.