What’s Your Trader Joe’s Addiction?
~ This Edamame Hummus was inspired by the edamame hummus at Trader Joe’s! This delicious and healthy recipe is so easy and so yummy! It takes only a few minutes to make and is perfect for entertaining or as an everyday snack! ~
We love, LOVE Trader Joe’s. And, almost more than any other product they carry, we have fallen head-over-heels for their edamame hummus. Our families devour it, and if we dare to share some around the bonfire with neighbors, it’s gobbled up in no time (it’s best to keep your fingers a safe distance from the bowl). In fact, it’s beaten out most of the other hummus flavors Trader Joe’s carries (in our informal, neighborhood taste test).
You would think we’d be thrilled, right? A healthy and uber-delicious snack that everyone just loves – perfect!
But, here’s the problem: The nearest Trader Joe’s location is about a half hour from us, which is just a little too far for our weekly grocery trips, especially when we’ve got three other grocery stores right in our own town.
Oh, sure – we’ve seen edamame hummus at some of those other stores, too, but it’s the Trader Joe’s version that got us hooked. We knew what we had to do …
And, you can easily do it, too!
Just head to the kitchen and toss a cup of shelled edamame (thawed) into a mini food processor. Add tahini, water, lemon juice, canola oil, garlic, kosher salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Process until it’s the consistency you like, scraping down the sides a few times as needed.
If you can possibly resist scarfing it all down immediately, we recommend that you chill it for an hour or so to let the flavors meld. It’s great served with pita bread or pita chips, pretzels, raw veggies … and straight off a spoon! For a final flourish before serving, you can drizzle a little olive oil on top if you’d like.
Turns out that we actually love this version of edamame hummus even more than the Trader Joe’s version that started us on this little journey. But shhhhhh … don’t tell! We are still really hoping that a new Trader Joe’s is going to open in our town, and maybe give out free edamame hummus at the grand opening!
We’d Love to Hear From You!
Seems like everyone has some sort of Trader Joe’s addiction. The chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds? The Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips? Maybe the Inner Peas? What’s yours?
- 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed
- 3½ tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- olive oil to drizzle on top for serving, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a mini food processor.
- Process until desired consistency, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.
- When serving, drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired.
Our Edamame Hummus recipe has been mentioned or featured in: 13 Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers at Virtually Yours
35 Healthy Appetizers at Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Edamame Judgement at Behind Cohutt’s Fence