Hummus is a refrigerator staple in our house. It’s high in protein and fiber, low in fat and sugar, super satisfying and loved by all. So what if we put a twist on the traditional hummus we love so much? As soon as we tried this Easy Vegan Edamame Hummus with Tahini, it was love at first bite!
Garlicky and hearty, this healthy dip is lower in calories and higher in protein than traditional hummus, thanks to swapping soybeans for garbanzo beans.
What’s in this Vegan Edamame Hummus
The ingredient list for edamame hummus is similar to that of regular hummus, with just a few changes. Here’s what you’ll need:
Most supermarkets sell shelled edamame in the freezer section in steamer bags. Just steam the edamame, let it cool and combine it with the other ingredients in a food processor.
What to eat with Edamame Hummus with Tahini
Serve this Easy Vegan Edamame Hummus with Tahini with lots of fresh veggies and crackers. I love pairing it with cucumber sticks, carrots and sliced radishes. Rice crackers are also a natural complement to the Asian-inspired flavor of this dip.
But my all-time favorite things to eat with this hummus are homemade wonton chips. They are so crispy and crunchy, with just the right amount of salt. And they’re baked in the oven, so they stay nice and light. If you feel like going the extra mile, it’s well worth making your own wonton chips. Find my recipe here.
Edamame Hummus vs. Regular Hummus
The main difference between edamame hummus and regular hummus is the beans. While both soybeans and garbanzo beans are healthy sources of vitamins and nutrients, soybeans are lower in calories, higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than garbanzo beans.
Soybeans are also a richer source of vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium.
But the best part about soybeans (in my opinion) is that, unlike garbanzo beans, they are a complete protein, meaning they provide all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. This is especially important for vegan eaters who need to get their complete proteins exclusively from plant sources.
So go ahead and indulge in this Easy Vegan Edamame Hummus with Tahini, knowing you’re doing a good thing for your body. And when you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
For more vegan recipes, try these:
- Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
- 30 Minute Saucy Ginger Sesame Noodles with Vegetables
- Meatless Linguine Bolognese
For more dip recipes, try these:
Easy Vegan Edamame Hummus with Tahini
- 4 cups shelled edamame
- 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 3 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Steam and drain edamame. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Place edamame and all other ingredients into a food processor. Add 3 Tbsp. water. Process until smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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