Edamame Hummus

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! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less (Plus Chilling)    Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  

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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).

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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.


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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!

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.

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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?

Edamame Hummus

Preparation 5 min. (plus chilling) 2017-08-19T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 0 min. 2017-08-19T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1¼ cups     adjust servings


  • 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil to drizzle on top for serving, optional


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mini food processor.
  2. Process until desired consistency, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.
  4. When serving, drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired.


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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 
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Edamame Hummus — 15 Comments

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  2. I made two batches this morning. My daughter (3 yo) and I love it. I’m planning on taking it to the food swap next week. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Oh Abbie! This is so wonderful to hear!! It’s so awesome that your sweet little girl loved the hummus, too! Such a ‘win’ when they love the healthy stuff!!
      The Trader Joe’s version was a favorite of ours … and now that we can make our own, we can have it whenever we’d like! (And honestly … we like our version better! Lol! 🙂 ) Be sure to keep us posted on how it went over at the food swap! ~G&S

  3. Mmm, my dear friend prepared this the other day and it was delicious. We all had a wonderful time nibbling on this and other amazing dishes. The whole family loved it!

    • Oh, we’re so thrilled that you tried this, and that everyone loved it! We do find, though, that the downside of making a big batch to share with friends and family is that those nearest and dearest to us unabashedly scarf down all our hummus (leaving us with a sadly empty bowl, and wondering if we love our nearest and dearest quite as much as we thought we did!). Ah, well … you can always make another batch! ~G&S

  4. Your Edamame Hummus looks delicious! Sadly don’t have a Trader’s here. We were just about to get one in the last town I lived in…then we moved and again no Trader’s. I can’t wait to pick up some edamame and give this a try. I love the beautiful green color 😀

    • Hi, Cindy! Such a bummer that you missed out on that Trader Joe’s! It’s always such an adventure to wander through the aisles and discover new products – a little treasure hunt! At least you can make some of this yummy hummus to pass the time until they build you your own Trader’s! (Shall we add your town to the list of locations that desperately need a Trader Joe’s?!?!)

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! You are so right about store-bought vs. homemade! I just picked up some other unique flavors of hummus at the local grocery, and was so excited to try them. Sadly, they were just really disappointing! Hmmmmm … I think I need to head back into the kitchen and make my own! Hope you love this Edamame Hummus as much as Gretchen and I do! ~Shelley

    • Hi, Abbe! Thanks for stopping by, and double-thanks for the tip on Trader Joe’s tomato soup! Adding that to the shopping list for the next Trader Joe’s trip … Oh – and we hope you snag a Trader Joe’s for Denver (see if you can talk corporate into giving us one, too, while you’re at it)! ~G&S

  5. My favorite purchase at Trader Joe’s is the glass jars of sweet or sour cherries. Just like my Mom canned years ago.

    I know I am getting it wrong so how does one pronounce edamame?

    • Ooooooh – sweet cherries! Have to add that to the list of Trader Joe’s must-tries!

      So, how to pronounce edamame? Well, Merriam-Webster describes the pronunciation as: e-də-ˈmä-mā. Hmmmm … does that help? Not sure it would have helped us! We would describe it more as ed-eh-mom-A. (But remember, we are not expert linguists, so you may want to go with the wise sages at Merriam-Webster on this one!)

      And regardless of how you pronounce it … just make some and gobble it up! With your mouth full, the pronunciation won’t sound right, anyway! ~G&S

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