Edamole! A Mexican Dip Recipe With Edamame
Today I’m sharing a Guacamole recipe that uses edamame instead of avocados. Find out why below!
The Hubs and I were at IHOP for breakfast with the kids. I was telling him that I couldn’t come up with a good idea for a Guacamole recipe. I said, “What on earth can I do? Guacamole pizza? Guacamole fries? Nothing sounds good!”
He laughed and said,
If you ask me, the best Guacamole would be one without avocados. I can’t stand those things!
At first I didn’t take him seriously. I was like, “Yeah, yeah, funny. I knew you wouldn’t be any help with this one.”
But then inspiration struck me.
Or maybe you’re the best help in the world! Guacamole without avocados! But how to do it? White bean dip with green food coloring?? Ewwww.
My ever-brilliant (and not-at-all-sarcastic husband) responded,
Wouldn’t it be easier, and less gross, to use a bean that’s already green? An edamame dip, perhaps?
And that’s what I did. I came up with a dip recipe with edamame as the main component!
A Mexican Edamame Dip.
Frozen shelled edamame simmered in water and then puréed with Mexican flavorings.
The result is delicious but kind of eerie. It looks a lot like Guacamole, has a smooth texture that’s similar to Guacamole but it tastes…well…it tastes like Guacamole would taste if it didn’t have avocadoes in it.
I know that’s hard to imagine. But I’ve gotten many people to try it now and all of them are like, “Wow! That’s good. Hmmm…it tasted like…like…just like…ummm…Guacamole without the avocados.”
A side bonus of this recipe with edamame, let me just say, is that it has way less fat than guacamole, and also packs a good protein punch, making it a great alternative to guacamole not only for avocado-haters but also for those of us who are trying to keep those fat grams low.
Another option for a healthy dip recipe is my chocolate Greek yogurt fruit dip.
I hope you like this guacamole dip recipe with edamame!
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