This quick dip recipe is featured in Don’t Break Your Heart Cookbook: Reduced Sodium Recipes for a Healthy Heart – Flavoring Food with Herbs, Spices, and Fresh Wholesome Ingredients, (affiliate link) a cookbook about fresh ingredients and healthy recipes that are quick and easy. Thanks to the authors Monica Bearden and Shara Aaron for sharing their edamame avocado dip recipe with us today.
Almost everyone I know is short on time! That is why you are sure to love this quick, healthy recipe. This avocado edamame bean dip is perfect for impromptu gatherings, as it takes mere minutes to prepare. Pair the creamy, protein-packed dip with your favorite veggies or crackers, or use it as a spread on grilled chicken breasts. Yum!
Edamame Avocado Dip Recipe
Edamame Avocado Dip Ingredients
- 1 ½ cups (375 ml) frozen edamame (immature soybeans in the pod), shelled
- ¼ avocado, peeled and pit removed (save the pit so you can grow avocado from seed)
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) diced pimentos (or roasted red peppers)
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) water
- 1/8 teaspoon (0.5 ml) sea salt
How To Make Edamame Avocado Dip
Puree all ingredients together using either a food processor or a handheld blender.
Refrigerate the avocado edamame bean dip in an airtight container. Ready to serve when you are!
Nutrients per serving of the avocado edamame bean dip:
Total Fats: 2g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 46 mg
Avocado Edamame Dip Makes A Healthy Snack
Edamame beans are whole, immature soybeans. At restaurants they are often served inside the pods and then you peel them and eat the beans. However, at the grocery store I get just the fresh beans in sealed packages in the produce department.
Benefits of Soybeans:
Like other legumes, soybeans are rich in nutrients. However, the macronutrient profile of soybeans differs in some important ways from most other legumes. Soybeans are higher in both protein and fat than other beans and are relatively low in carbohydrates…Like many whole plant foods, soyfoods are also rich in B-vitamins, particularly niacin, pyridoxine and folacin.
According to soyconnection.com
Benefits of Avocado:
Avocado’s anti-inflammatory nutrients fall into five basic categories. The ability of avocado to help prevent unwanted inflammation is absolutely unquestionable in the world of health research.
According to whfoods.com
Printable Avocado Edamame Dip Recipe
This quick avocado edamame dip is great as a veggie or chip dip, or as a spread for crackers or meat. Enjoy! Have you eaten edamame beans before? Are you partial to avocados?