Edamame Avocado Dip

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Edamame meets avocado in this lightened-up dip recipe. Serve it as a party snack with pita chips or veggies, and save the leftover to spread on your sandwich the next day!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

What Is Edamame?

Do you like edamame? These fresh soybeans are typically cooked in heavily salted water, and often served in their pods as a starter in Japanese restaurants.

Edamame are like bar nuts—they’re salty and go great with beer.

Turning Edamame into a Dip

Now that edamame have become popular in the States and you can usually easily find them frozen, both shelled and shell-on. They are rather tasty beans, so I thought we would make a simple bean dip with them.

So good! This edamame dip includes cilantro, lime juice, yogurt, and a whole avocado. Also just a little bit of Tabasco and dark sesame oil for some sparkle. It’s similar to guacamole, but with more protein and body from the edamame beans.

avocado and Edamame Dip

What to Serve with Edamame Dip

Serve the dip with pita chips, crostini, or a vegetable tray. It’s fairly thick, so you’ll want something sturdy to scoop it up. It’s also good on rice crackers or as a sandwich spread, as some of our readers who have made this dip have suggested.

By the way, if you want to make your own pita chips, cut pita bread into triangles, and cook in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes or until crispy.

How to Make it Vegan

As written, this recipe uses a half cup of yogurt to make it creamy and add some tangy flavor. But several of our readers have whipped up vegan versions with great success! Here are a few substitutes to try:

How to Store this Dip

This dip keeps well for a few days if covered tightly with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge. Try squeezing a little lemon juice over the top to prevent it from browning and stir it up before serving.

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Updated April 17, 2019 : We spiffed up this post to make it sparkle. No changes to the original recipe.

Edamame Avocado Dip Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 12 to 16 ounces shelled edamame, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup, packed, roughly chopped fresh cilantro, including stems
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 shakes of Tabasco (less or more to taste)
  • 3 drops of dark sesame oil (more to taste)

Method

1 Cook the edamame: Bring 2 quarts of well salted water (2 tablespoons salt) to a boil. Add the shelled edamame. Return to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked through and tender. Drain with cold water.

2 Blend the edamame with the remaining ingredients: Place drained cooked edamame in a food processor. Pulse several times. Add the chopped cilantro. Pulse again.

Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse until well puréed. Add more water if you want a smoother consistency. Adjust seasonings (salt, Tabasco, lime, sesame oil).

Serve with pita, chips, crostini, or a vegetable platter.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Cynthia Taylor

    Thank you so much for an amazing recipe which has become a staple I make every week. I hate cilantro & sometimes make it with parsley, but one modification which has become routine for me is to add a can of diced fire roasted chiles instead of the tabasco & cilantro. Sometimes I also add a squeeze of chipotle paste. And a great addition which actually is quite subtle in the mix is 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Artichoke Antipasto! I love that I can enjoy a delicious guacamole which: (1) Tastes rich but is much lower in fat (2) Is a complete meal with plenty of protein (3) best of all, it NEVER BROWNS the way all other guacs do. This makes it last & it’s also great for potlucks and company.

    xxxxxyyyyy

  2. CL

    is the recipe suitable for 10 months old baby?

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  3. CJ

    i substituted edamame with chick peas! Yum!

  4. ChrisC

    We made this using sour cream instead of yogurt and 1 tsp tahini instead of sesame oil and it turned out great. The addition of avocado is a good idea and improves the taste and texture. Good recipe.

    xxxxxyyyyy

  5. Jacqui

    Really disappointed as I was looking forward to this, perhaps more lemon and coriander would have made it a bit more palatable

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