Easy Edamame Hummus

I go through phases with hummus. Certain times I absolutely love it, want to swim in it, and can’t get enough. Other times I don’t even want to look at it, and spreading it on anything or dipping something into it doesn’t sound tasty whatsoever. I don’t know, I’m complicated.

Well, right now I’m in a hummus-loving phase. I’m dipping veggies and crackers into it, spreading it on sandwiches, even tossing my salads with it instead of dressing (you need to try this). Only time can tell when I’ll be off the hummus again so I’m taking advantage while I can.

Now I’m not a plain hummus kinda gal. I love the flavoured kinds and in my eyes, the more flavour the better. My favourites include roasted garlic and roasted red pepper, and most recently I’m hooked on edamame hummus. I first tried edamame hummus from the grocery store when we were looking for a new flavour to try and this one popped out at me. I think it was labelled something like “chickpea and edamame hummus with a hint of cilantro”. I love anything cilantro so you know that was going in my cart. After that, I was hooked and decided to try and make my own at home.

The process for making edamame hummus is no different than making regular hummus and the base ingredients are the same, except I swapped half the amount of chickpeas that I’d usually use for edamame beans. I also added cilantro because hello, cilantro, and swapped traditional lemon juice for lime juice. Mainly because I didn’t have any lemon juice but also I thought it’d be pretty tasty with the cilantro. Not to toot my own horn but I was right.

So all you need for this recipe is a handful of simple ingredients and a food processor or high-speed blender, either will work. You can also make it your own by adding more/less sriracha/lime juice/cilantro. You may also need more water depending the appliance you’re using and how you like your hummus, and I know some of you take your hummus game seriously.

Otherwise, I don’t have any other recipe tips for you because this recipe is simple, easy and quick to make! Prep it over the weekend and chop some veggies to have for easy snacks. Lately I’ve been just grabbing out my container of hummus and my container of veggies so I can snack when cooking dinner, because your girl gets hangry.

This recipe is fresh, flavourful and also perfect for a gathering or party – whether you’re hosting or bringing something along as a guest. Serve it on a platter with various vegetables and crackers to wow your friends and fam. Or just enjoy in on the couch at home because I do that too. Happy hummus-ing!

Easy Edamame Hummus

A fun, flavourful, high-protein twist on your traditional hummus. Featuring edamame beans, chickpeas, cilantro and sriracha to spice things up.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy snack, high-protein, hummus, vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time 15 minutes
Author hannahmageerd


  • 1 cup edamame beans shelled
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice can sub lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha hot sauce or to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp water as needed


  1. Place all ingredients except water in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend/process on high for approx.1-2 minutes until all ingredients are combined into a thick, smooth consistency. 

  2. Add water and blend/process again until the consistency is creamy and smooth with no chunks or small pieces of ingredients remaining. 

  3. Remove from food processor/blender and garnish as you like – I recommend using olive oil, hemp seeds, cilantro or pepper. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later.

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