June 14, 2021

Recipe: Edamame Hummus

A fun twist on traditional chickpea hummus

Heaping helping of green hummus flecked with herbs in a white ramekin on a cluttered counter

Edamame, or green soybeans, are available shelled or fully cooked in pods in the produce and frozen vegetable sections of supermarkets. This is a delicious variation on the usual chickpea hummus — and even healthier. Serve with toasted whole-wheat pita chips or crudités.

Advertisement

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy

Although this dip contains a larger percentage of calories from total fat than we usually recommend, it’s primarily in the form of monounsaturated fat. Your heart also will reap the benefit of added soy protein from the edamame.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups frozen edamame
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Follow the package directions to cook the edamame. Drain and place in a food processor. Add the garlic, tahini, oil, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, parsley and two tablespoons of water. Process until the hummus is smooth, adding more water if needed to make it the consistency of mayonnaise.
  2. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 8 servings

Advertisement

Calories: 70
Total fat: 5 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 40 mg

Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books).

Related Articles

Flaxseed sprinkled on a salad in a white bowl on a dark wooden table
January 31, 2024
Flaxseed: A Little Seed With Big Health Benefits

Ground flaxseed is full of heart-healthy omega-3s, antioxidants and fiber, and easy to add to just about any recipe

Shepherd's pie casserole in cast iron pan
January 26, 2024
10 Healthy Casserole Recipes To Try

Whether as a main dish, a side or even a dessert, casseroles are the ultimate comfort food

assorted vessels of olive oil on a wooden table with olives in spoon
January 16, 2024
6 Major Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

EVOO is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, both of which aid your body in multiple ways

falafel on plate with spoons of sauce
December 17, 2023
Recipe: Falafel With Zesty Yogurt Sauce

A delicious dish alone, atop field greens or in a pita pocket stuffed with veggies!

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs
December 4, 2023
Recipe: Roasted Beets With Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs

This colorful side dish will tantalize your taste buds

apple stuffing
November 15, 2023
Recipe: Apple Stuffing

A sweet twist on this holiday dish, complete with fiber and antioxidants

A piece of shepherd's pie on a plate that has mashed potatoes, vegetables and meat
October 18, 2023
Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie With Beef

This healthier version offers all you’d expect from this hearty dish

Chickpea spinach pancakes displayed on a plate with the angle from above.
September 11, 2023
Recipe: Savory Chickpea and Spinach Pancakes

Yes, pancakes for dinner!

Trending Topics

glass of cherry juice with cherries on table
Sleepy Girl Mocktail: What’s in It and Does It Really Make You Sleep Better?

This social media sleep hack with tart cherry juice and magnesium could be worth a try

Exercise and diet over three months is hard to accomplish.
Everything You Need To Know About the 75 Hard Challenge

Following five critical rules daily for 75 days may not be sustainable

Person in foreground standing in front of many presents with person in background holding gift bags.
What Is Love Bombing?

This form of psychological and emotional abuse is often disguised as excessive flattery

Ad