Elevate your hummus with this simple-to-make Edamame hummus. This healthy hummus recipe is a beautiful, bright color and packed with solid nutrition. It's great for every day enjoyment, a holiday dip, or green themed recipe.
What's in this Recipe
This healthy hummus recipe is made with ingredients you can find at common grocery stores. Here's more info about some of the ingredients and where you can find them:
- Find the edamame in the frozen vegetable section. Look for "shelled" edamame and NOT the in the pod version. You might also find canned edamame in the canned veggie aisle, which will also work great.
- Canned coconut milk is often found in the ethnic food aisle or with other Asian inspired ingredients. You can use regular or lite coconut milk.
- Smoked paprika is different than regular paprika. It has a smoky flavor as the name implies and actually makes a difference in a recipe. If you want to get technical, I actually prefer "sweet, smoked paprika" but it's OK if you can't find that. This ingredient is optional as you don't overwhelmingly taste it, but I think it adds a nice depth to the dish.
- Fresh basil is found in the produce section. Dried basil won't get you the same flavor but you could substitute it in. You can also use fresh parsley instead of basil, but I think the basil is the best.
The right equipment is key to achieving a smooth consistency for this recipe. I prefer a powerful food processor and have this Cuisinart one. There are a lot of good brands out there but I've only had a Cuisinart and loved them.
Another option is to use a high powered blender. I find that using a blender is more finicky with dips like this because there has to be enough liquid to get it to blend properly. I think this recipe does have enough liquid to work properly but I would recommend using a jar that is made for dips or nut butters.
How to Serve this Hummus
The beautiful thing about this edamame hummus recipe is that you can turn it into other delicious dishes or appetizers. Try one of these creative ideas:
- Turn it into a beautiful holiday appetizer by spreading it on bagel chips and topping with chopped roasted red peppers and feta.
- This becomes a festive holiday dip when you serve with red pepper slices and sliced radishes for dipping.
- If you're looking for green recipes in March for St. Patties, look no further. Serve it with green bell peppers, cucumbers, and broccoli florets to go all green.
- Use this as a basis for wraps for lunch and add all the veggies like shredded carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, sprouts and avocado.
Green Healthy Hummus Recipe
- Food Processor
- 12 oz Frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- ½ cup light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped basil
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or high powered blender.
- Puree or blend until very smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula when needed.
- Serve dip with red pepper strips, sliced radishes, and pita chips. Or, spread on top of bagel chips or crostini.
More Healthy Hummus Recipes
As a hummus-lover, I've developed other healthy hummus recipes that I think are pretty delicious. Check out them out!