Perfect as a hearty snack or light lunch, this homemade sesame edamame hummus recipe is packed with protein, fiber and heart healthy fats.
This month’s recipe redux is all about DIY recipes so I’m showing you how to make hummus. Though it’s easy enough to buy a tub of hummus at the supermarket, there’s nothing like making your own. You control the salt, the spice, the oil and you get to add as much or as little garlic as you’d like. If you’re not a fan of chickpeas, the traditional beans used to make hummus, use something else. White beans and black beans are both great choices but I decided to try edamame.
If you didn’t know, edamame is just another word for soybeans. You can buy them already shelled fresh in the produce department or frozen. A great source of protein and fiber, soybeans are an excellent snack on their own and a satisfying addition to salads and stir-fries.
This was my first time making hummus from scratch and my first time making tahini too. To make the tahini, I toasted white sesame seeds to a deep dark brown which added a rich flavor to the paste. The final tahini pictures didn’t turn out so great so I’ll have to show you that one another time. But here’s how I made the hummus.
Put everything in the food processor… OK. Don’t stop reading. I promise, this is a legit reason to drag out (and have to clean) the food processor. I found it’s the best way to get the consistency you want. You can also use a high powered blender.
Blend it. I let the hummus swirl for a couple minutes until it reached an acceptable level of smoothness. I started with just 2 tablespoons of oil but had to add a bit more. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use less oil to keep it thick – making it perfect as a hearty spread for sandwiches or add more oil to make it smooth and creamy for dipping.
Serve the sesame edamame hummus with sliced cucumber chips, red pepper slices, sugar snap peas or whole grain pita or crackers. You’ll have a delicious protein and fiber rich lunch or snack in just a few minutes!
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OH THIS – looks insanely delicious and ADDICTING!! You cannot leave me in a room with hummus, unless you’re looking for someone to CLEAN UP the leftovers! ha ha.
Thanks, GiGi! It’s so addicting!
Hummus is the best reason to get out the food processor, and I love that you used edamame- this looks fantastic!
Thanks, Katy! And I agree, hummus is definitely one of the few things that can convince me to pull out the food processor.
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
im guilty of purchasing hummus at the store every now and then…but love homemade versions too. this is a nice combination
Same here. Store bought is such a convenient option that I use as well but it pales in comparison to homemade.
Rachel @ athletic avocado
Great unique idea! gotta try this!
Thanks, Rachel. I love it!
DEANNA SEGRAVE DALY
So fun I saw you making tahnini on Periscope for this yummy recipe – can’t wait to try it (and BTW – thanks for all the Periscope love – I’d have no hearts or viewers w/o you and Regan – lol)
Thanks for tuning in Deanna! The tahini tastes great but the pictures just didn’t work out. I am still such a photography newbie :/
And your scopes are awesome. Lots of value. Keep it up!
This hummus looks wonderful! I never make homemade as often as I should, thanks for reminding me 🙂 I love how you made your own tahini, too. Saved!
EA-The Spicy RD
Yum!!! I’ve made hummus before, but never w/ edamame-must try! I just made a sweet hummus the other day with garbanzo beans, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. It turned out pretty yummy 🙂 Now you can’t get me to stop thinking about hummus!!!
It was pretty awesome, EA! And your sweet hummus sounds like a nice twist… I love all of those flavors separately so I’m definitely curious to see how they play together 🙂
gretchen | kumquat
making your own tahini is brilliant… the canned version is always waay more than i use/need and it sits in my pantry too long. or maybe i just need to make more hummus, like this one. 🙂
I don’t think I’ll ever buy tahini again. It was too easy to do!
I’ve actually never made my own tahini! Love the deep brown color. I snack on edamame like there’s no tomorrow so this hummus is right up my alley 😉
Where is the recipe for the sesame hummus
It seems to have disappeared. Thanks for alerting me. I will recover it and repost.