A light and creamy hummus that you can make in minutes, featuring fresh basil, lemon, edamame beans, and chickpeas. Perfect as a plant-based dip for your favourite veggies or corn chips. Or try it on an open-faced bagel, slathered with hummus, drizzled with olive oil and salt.
Make this Edamame Hummus with just 6 simple ingredients:
No tahini required
Note, that this is a non-traditional hummus recipe that doesn’t contain any tahini (ground sesame seeds)
Tips: Plant-based snacking
Some people think when it comes to snack time, there's not much but celery and carrots. The good news is that many common dips and spreads are naturally plant-based - think salsa, guacamole, hummus, and nut butters for starters.
If you want to vegan-ize a dip made with mayonnaise, try our vegan mayo, it's quick and inexpensive. Or check out the commercially available options at the grocery market.
Visual Overview: Making Edamame Hummus
This recipe requires a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Add in the remaining chickpeas and salt and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Optionally, drizzle with extra olive oil and garnish with basil leaves. Serve with veggies or chips, or on a toasted bagel.
Serve as a dip with your favourite veggies: crunchy carrots, celery, and peppers would all work well. Alternatively use it as a dip for chips; we love it with blue corn chips. Or turn it into an easy snack or lunch by smearing it on bread or a toasted bagel.
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh basil, tightly packed
- 1/2 cup edamame beans, shelled
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked, unsalted (Use canned, drained chickpeas, or cooked from scratch chickpeas. If using salted, taste before adding more salt.)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (Or more to taste. We use about 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Table salt is saltier than sea salt.)
Optionally, for serving
- olive oil
- fresh basil leaves
- Add the lemon juice, olive oil, basil, edamame, and 1 cup of the chickpeas to the blender. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Add the remaining chickpeas and half of the salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt, lemon juice, or basil, if desired.
- Optionally, drizzle with a little extra olive oil, and garnish with fresh basil leaves.