Edamame Hummus

I don’t know about you, but I’m a hummus fanatic. Fanatic I say.  My recipe for simple spicy hummus was one of my first food posts back in early 2009.  That recipe has been featured in the “Ree Recommends” section of Tasty Kitchen, and is my most searched for recipe on my according to my tracking tools.  Hummus is so insanely easy to make at home, I don’t usually get judgey on the blog – but I once waxed on about making your own red pepper hummus rather than coping out with the store bought stuff.

Today I’m sharing a recipe for a unique and tasty twist on traditional hummus.  I was inspired by Gina of Skinny Taste, which if you haven’t visited yet is a PHENOMENAL resource for low cal recipes.  Gina lists nutritional information as well as weight watchers points for each of her dishes, which is just so helpful.

I used Gina’s recipe for edamame hummus and with just a few slight modifications and 10 minutes of active cooking time I had a delicious and healthy snack to bring into the office.

Edamame Hummus
From Gina’s Weight Watchers Recipes on SkinnyTaste.com

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Points: 2 ww pts
Calories: 105.7 • Fat: 6.7 g • Protein: 32.4 g • Carb: 5.9 g • Fiber: 3.0 g

1 1/2 cups edamame (green soy beans) cooked and shelled
2 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup water plus more if needed (I used less)
1 tsp lemon zest (I used the zest of a whole lemon)
juice of one lemon (I cut this back by half)
1 clove garlic, crushed (my clove was huge, probably would be more like 1.5 normal sized garlic cloves)
Kosher salt to taste
2 tsp olive oil (I cheated here a bit. I used one 2 tsp olive oil, and 1 tsp hot chili oil)
black and white sesame seeds as a garnish (optional)

In a food processor, blend soy beans, tahini, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper and 1 tsp olive oil until smooth. Add more water if needed until consistency is smooth. Place in a bowl and top with remainder oil and sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite vegetables.

I’m excited to have this to snack on with cucumber slices and to use instead of mayo on my turkey sandwiches. It will keep for a week in the fridge, but I doubt it will be around that long.

Are you a hummus fanatic too?  What is your favorite recipe?

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12 Responses

  1. melissa says:

    Yum. That sounds delish. Love the idea of adding in hot chili oil – I think everything is better with a litle kick!

    Gina’s Weight Watcher’s Recipes is a GREAT site! I made her Turkey Zuccini burgers on Monday – they were so stinkin’ good. And healthy. Who knew?!?

    • elizabeth says:

      Melissa – I’ve loved flipping through her archives. I’ll doggy ear the turkey zucchini burgers for sure. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Kelly says:

    This sounds so delish! I’m always looking for a new hummus recipe!

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh! This sounds amazing!

  4. So glad you liked my edamame hummus, I love your site!! I too am a hummus fanatic, and the fact that it’s good for you is a bonus! Thanks for sharing my recipe.

  5. TUWABVB says:

    This looks amazing! I bought some black bean hummus over the weekend at the farmers’ market and it was amazing! All the ingredients were list on the label so I’m anxious to try it myself. Perfect as a side to a Tex Mex dinner and chips.

  6. We had a rather large bowl of hummus last night — with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers. I love it because we almost always have the ingredients on hand. I’ll have to try this recipe next time!

  7. Okay, if the power being out hasn’t completely ruined all the edamame in my freezer, I am absolutely making this this weekend. Sounds great!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    sooo. . . I adore Hummus and cannot wait to try this. . . but my “steak and potatoes” man thinks it tastes like dirt! :-) I’ll just have to wait until he is out of town to make it! :-) Thanks for the great recipe! :-)

  9. Janice says:

    I too am a hummus fanatic!! I first had hummus at a pub in DC accompanied by pita bread, both new to me & it was love at first bite! I will turn my garbanzo beans into a crunchy oven baked snack & try the edamame version!

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