Edamame Avocado Dip

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!

Edamame Avocado Dip
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
Elise Bauer

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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Edamame Avocado Dip

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Yield 2 cups


  • 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 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 5 shakes Tabasco (less or more to taste)

  • 3 drops dark sesame oil (more to taste)

Special Equipment

  • Food processor


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
165 Calories
13g Fat
9g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 431mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.