Hummus is a food that no matter what age people are when they first discover it, they fall in love. OK, maybe not everybody, but I certainly find hummus to be an "everybody loves...." food among people I know. Kenya loved it from his very first bite at 12 months and my father-in-law still devours it at age... well, I can't tell you his age, he's my father in law. For those of you who haven't discovered this delicious dish yet, hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas. It's healthy, full of flavor and versatile -- I use it as a dip, as a spread on sandwiches, or just enjoy it on its own.

One of Kenya's favorite snacks is edamame, so I thought I'd try a variation on the classic hummus recipe and make it for him with edamame instead of chickpeas. Kenya was in heaven with the final result -- the bright green color and creamy texture has a ton of eye and taste appeal for kids. And I was thrilled knowing it's a great source of iron, vitamin C and protein for my growing boy. With kids, I find hummus very useful as a dip. it's a great way to try to get even the most resistant little ones to take their veggies and dunk away!


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Edamame Hummus (Makes 2 1/2 Cups)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 Cups Edamame, hulled (I use frozen and defrost it)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • Juice of 1 Small Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin


1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
2. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Natalie

    Oh this sounds great. Trader Joe's makes yummy edamame hummus, but alas we have no TJ's in my town and prefer to make my hummus from scratch. I will definitely be giving this one a try. Thanks!

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  • Rebecca

    I've never been a fan of hummus, but I just may have to give this one a try. I love edamame!

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  • Emily

    Combine my sons two favorite foods? Can't wait...just have to go buy Tahini

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  • Sophie

    Success! Babies (well one in particular) love it!

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  • Jessica

    I was out of tahini and this still tasted great!

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  • Amy

    I assume I cook the edamame first? And is that two cups of just the beans or measured while the beans are still in the pods? Thanks!

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  • Rachel

    I made this using one cup edemame and one cup chickpeas...turned out delicious!

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    • Susan

      Hi Amy-Thanks for your comment! Yes, peslae do use the recipe with credit to me. Thank you very much!The drink you describe sounds great. It may work for someone who is not a heavy sweater and in certain climates, but yes, I think a little more salt would be best for most people around here.Take care, Hana

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  • Sara

    This is so good! Both of my kids ate it! :o

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    [...] fridge right now is the apple walnut puree (I stir it into oatmeal and yogurt for me too!) and the edamame hummus. I also love the banana wheat germ muffins and the pumpkin apple muffins. The recipes are always [...]

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  • Abe Being Healthy

    Healthy is definitely the way to go and I didn't realize how different the Edamame makes it it came out thicker and almost like a stronger flavor - love it. Being healthy has never been this good.

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  • Holly Smolenski

    Wow. Just made this today and it's wonderful. Hope there's still some left when my kiddo gets home. Thanks for the great recipe!

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