Nothing toys with my self-confidence quite like the 10 minutes before a party. Do we have enough dip? What if no one comes, and it’s just me alone with the Edamame Hummus?

Easy edamame hummus without tahini

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One bite of this creamy, dreamy dip is all I need to dispel my fears!

You see, if no one comes to my party, that’s more creamy, garlicky, super food-studded edamame hummus for me! The two of us are going to have an excellent time together.

In all seriousness, this edamame hummus recipe would be a hit appetizer at any party, large or small, but I enjoy it just as much as a healthy snack at home.

You can add it to almost anything and receive an instant health + flavor boost in return.

It makes a tasty spread on sandwiches and veggie burgers, is scrumptious mixed with rice or roasted veggies, and of course, dipped with crunchy pita chips.

Creamy edamame hummus served in a bowl

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“I made this today, and I am in LOVE with it! So fresh and lemony and creamy!”

— Jenny —

This hummus recipe was inspired by Trader Joe’s edamame hummus.

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.

Now, instead of asking “where can I buy edamame hummus,” I make today’s easy recipe.

It beats the pants off of any edamame hummus brand, and I’m willing to bet my last bag of pita chips that you’ll agree!

Ingredients for edamame hummus on a cutting board

How to Make Edamame Hummus

I based my hummus recipe ingredients heavily on those Trader Joe’s uses in its edamame hummus, with one critical departure.

This is edamame hummus without tahini.

Instead of tahini, I used ripe avocados, which make the hummus even creamier and richer.

Edamame hummus is healthy, easy, and sure to delight both kids and adults alike.

What Does Edamame Hummus Taste Like?

Edamame hummus tastes like a delicious blend of buttery avocado and nutty edamame. It also has brightness from the lemon juice, a little bite from the garlic, and freshness from the cilantro.


The Ingredients

  • Edamame. You can use edamame instead of chickpeas for hummus. They help create a similar delicious consistency and add wonderful flavor. Plus, they’re incredibly good for you!

The Health Benefits of Edamame

  • High protein and fiber
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Low-carb
  • Packed with vitamins and minerals
  • Avocado. For a majorly creamy and flavorful hummus. Avocado is rich in healthy fats and fiber, making it a nutritious addition to our dip.
  • Garlic. A must-have in any homemade hummus recipe.
  • Lemon. Adds wonderful brightness to the hummus.
  • Cilantro. Fresh cilantro pairs perfectly with the avocado and edamame flavors.
  • Olive Oil. The liquid element of our dip that also adds healthy fats and rich flavor.

The Directions

Ingredients in a food processor
  1. Puree all the ingredients except for the olive oil.
  2. Add the olive oil, continuing to blend. DIG IN!

Dietary Note + Recipe Adaptation

  • 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.
A bowl of edamame hummus with avocado

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate hummus in an airtight container with plastic pressed over the hummus’ surface for 3-5 days. It may brown slightly, but will still taste delicious.

Leftover Ideas

Spread leftover hummus on a sandwich (like Salmon Burgers), add to a wrap, or add it to these Whole30 Vegetarian Power Bowls.

What to Serve with Avocado Hummus

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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

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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 Hummus

5 from 5 votes
A rich, creamy edamame hummus without tahini! Even better than Trader Joe's, this easy hummus is perfect for a dip, sandwiches, and more!

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

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • *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.
  • TO STORE: Refrigerate hummus in an airtight container with plastic pressed over the hummus’ surface for 3-5 days. It may brown slightly, but will still taste delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 6)Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 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.5 stars

    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.

  14. Thank you Erin for the inspiration to eat something “green” today. I prepared this dip this morning before venturing out for a 5 mile hike and sure enjoyed once I got back home this afternoon. It is so beautifully green & very fresh tasting. The fresh lemon & cilantro are a must! Thank you again for all you do/share with everyone…keep up the good work & Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you :-)5 stars

  15. Love it …I added loads of lemon juice rather than over load with olive oil and chilli flakes ..just spoon fed myself most of it 😂5 stars

  16. I made this deliciousness yesterday for our thirsty thursday sip and chat … O MY GOODNESS !!! It was easy, economical, good for me and delicious !!! I will be making this on a regular basis to keep me heading into a plant based life !!! Thank you Erin for all your knowledge you share5 stars