Food | Edamame Hummus


As I sit here and write, my belly is full from a late night reward of Pho and deep fried ice cream; and I am reminded of the days when I was deep in a cleanse rut- looking for something new and fresh to eat. After many, many days of deprivation in the name of health; I needed something healthy, delicious and DIFFERENT.


Although I ate well on my cleanse, I hit a wall- eating salads, no matter how delicious the fixins will do that. I wanted something that felt bad but was good. I had seen Edamame hummus elsewhere, but none of those renditions felt bad enough to me. Also I have no idea why I am drawn to being bad.


I wanted guacamole. I have no idea where my mind decided that it wanted guacamole; but it did. And honestly this compared to real thing. Days on from the end of my 21 day cleanse, and I am still eating this hummus with carrots, pita and pretty much anything that can support its weight.

Edamame Hummus
1cup shelled soybeans
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp chopped cilantro*
1 tsp chili hot sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste.
In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the soybeans and garlic cloves for 5 minutes. Drain and place in a food processor. Add the cilantro and hot sauce. Turn on the processor and slowly add the olive oil. Stop the processor once the oil is all incorporated, taste and add salt and pepper by ¼ tsp increments. Serve with grilled multi grain tortilla cut into triangles.

*In the nature of full disclosure, I did not photograph this with cilantro; but the very first- and best- rendition I created included cilantro.


  1. This is so delicious - I adore edamame! Can't wait to try this recipe :-)

  2. I've been itching to make edamame hummus, this looks so vibrant!

  3. It is so good and so easy! Thanks for the comment love ladies!

  4. I saw something similar in Cooking Light magazine once and was dying to try it! This looks so good!

  5. The colour of this hummus is sooo great. yum, yum.

  6. Thanks guys! I made this for my friends and it was rip roaring hit! Thanks for the lovely comment:)

  7. I love Edamame and this sounds like the perfect dip for veggies.

  8. It really is Sylvie; I've been using it on sandwiches! Thanks for the lovely comment:)

  9. yum! LOVE fresh soybeans (edamame) I love to make so many things from it! I must try this :)

  10. This recipe sounds soo good! As soon as I've gotten over my addiction of sweet potato hummus I'm making this!

  11. It really is delicious and so healthy too; I too love to make so many thing from this Nicole!

    Ann-Louise i am intrigued about this sweet potato hummus you speak of- sounds delicious:)


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