For a fun, green twist on traditional hummus, give this easy edamame hummus recipe a try! Just as creamy and savory as the classic chickpea-based recipe, but edamame keeps this dip light and refreshing. I love the added protein boost, vibrant color, and the fact that this is a LOW CARB hummus!
Simple Swap for Low Carb Hummus
Since chickpeas are rich in complex carbs, they’re not ideal for a low carb lifestyle. But, this edamame hummus allows you to enjoy the creamy, satisfying spread without the carbs. In one serving of this edamame hummus recipe, there’s only 1g of net carbs. And, 3g of plant-based protein!
Plus, edamame is one of the few plant-based protein sources that offers all 9 essential amino acids. If you’re on a vegan diet, getting enough protein and quality protein sources are crucial.
Use this edamame hummus recipe as a dip to make raw veggies more fun to eat, or to up the protein on a vegan sandwich or wrap!
Edamame is a versatile bean that can take on almost any flavor. So, don’t be shy with different mix-ins, seasonings and herbs in this edamame hummus recipe!
For the most part, I’ve stuck with the classic flavors with tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and cumin. But, I also love the fresh, fragrant taste of basil, so I added some into the mix!
You could also experiment with other herbs, like thyme, rosemary, or oregano. Or, try some textural changes with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chopped olives, or even artichokes. Explore the flavors and mix-ins YOU enjoy to make this protein-packed dip perfect for you or your family!