High in protein, healthy fats, and easy to make, my favourite edamame guacamole is going to be your new go-to dip. It goes on EVERYTHING!
Life is better with a good dip, don't you agree? Whether it's a dip for my veggies and chips, or a spread for my sandwiches and salads, I'm a big fan of the extra flavour and nutrients. That's why I'm excited to share my new favourite dip: edamame guacamole, or "edamole" as I call it. It's a fun spin on everyone's favourite avocado dip, and packed with flavour and tang. Get ready to be making it on rotation!
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Why You Need This Edamame Dip
- Balanced dip- Most dips are usually higher in fat (which is totally fine), but on days that I want a bit more of a balanced snack, the extra protein in this works really well. If you pair it with some veggies, you've got protein, healthy fats, and fibre!
- Customizable- I love a loaded guac with all the add-ins, but sometimes I don't have all the ingredients and that's okay. Switch up the spices and fresh mix-ins based on what you have and it'll be delicious all the same.
- Quick and easy- This edamame guacamole is made almost completely in the blender/food processor, so it's perfect if you need a quick appetizer to get on the table.
- Avocados- I know you've heard avocados have tons of healthy fats, but did you know they're also high in fibre? Half of a medium avocado contains around 5g of fibre, which is around 15% of the daily requirements.
- Lime- Some acid is always essential in guacamole! Swap for lemon if that's what you have.
- Edamame- A complete plant-based protein! I use frozen shelled edamame for convenience- if you buy the kind in shells, you'll just have to spend some time removing all the pods.
- Tomato- Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which give the bright red colour. But nutrition aside, I just love the freshness it brings to the table.
- Red onion- It's a must-have in guac for me.
- Jalapeno- Not everything likes spice so adjust the amount based on your taste!
- Spices- I used a mixture of cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cilantro- Are you a fan of cilantro or do you think it tastes like soap? I'm all for cilantro (especially in guacamole), but if you really don't like it then of course omit it.
How to Make this Edamame Guacamole
Step One: Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scrape the inside of the avocado with a knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
Step Two: In a high powered blender or food processor add half of the avocado along with the lime juice and edamame beans. Pulse until a paste forms (about 1-2 minutes)- you just want to break down the edamame beans so you don’t have large chunks!
Step Three: In a mortar and pestle (or in a bowl with a fork) mash the remaining avocado. Add the edamame/ avocado paste and mix. Add in the remaining ingredients and adjust spices to taste.
Step Four: Serve immediately with your favourite chips, crackers or veggies!
How to Prevent Browning
There's nothing more disappointing than when your beautiful green guacamole turns an ugly shade of brown. Luckily, I have a couple tricks to prevent this!
Avocados brown when exposed to oxygen, so you want to try your best to limit the amount of oxygen exposure. I do this by covering the surface tightly with plastic wrap and storing in an airtight container. Use a spoon to press the plastic wrap firmly against the guacamole so no air is trapped.
Another trick you can try is squeezing some more lemon/lime on the top- the acid deactivates the enzyme that causes browning!
Frequently Asked Questions
I like eating it with veggies and crackers! I think it would also be a great green addition to a Charcuterie board too. Besides that, this dip is delicious on burrito bowls, salads, and as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.
This recipe is best consumed right after you make it, however if you're careful to avoid browning it can last 3-4 days in the fridge.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Need more easy apps to share with friends and family? Here are some more faves:
- Air Fryer Spinach Cottage Cheese Dip
- Super Easy Loaded Hummus
- Easy Homemade Garden Salsa (6 Ingredients)
- The Best Cottage Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip
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Edamame Guacamole (High Protein)
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- Juice of 1 lime about 2 tbsp
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame thawed
- ½ cup tomato diced
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- 1 large jalapeno about 3 tbsp, seeded and finely diced
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
- Salt and black pepper- to taste
- Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scrape the inside of the avocado with a knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
- In a high powered blender or food processor add half of the avocado along with the lime juice and edamame beans. Pulse until a paste forms (about 1-2 minutes)- you just want to break down the edamame beans so you don’t have large chunks!
- In a mortar and pestle (or in a bowl with a fork) mash the remaining avocado. Add the edamame/avocado paste and mix. Add in the remaining ingredients and adjust spices to taste.
- Serve immediately with your favourite chips, crackers or veggies!