Edamame Dip

Edamame Dip


I have been seeing Alton Brown's edamame dip popping up around the food blogging sphere and it always looks good. The recipe looks like an Asian take on a hummus or a bean dip only it uses edamame beans. One of the first things that I noticed about this recipe was the inclusion of the miso paste. Miso is a salty Japanese fermented bean paste that I have come to really enjoy over the last few years and I am always looking for new ways to use it. The edamame dip was super easy to make; you just quickly cook the edamame and then puree everything if a food processor. I did make one slight change to the recipe in that I used some of the water that was used to cook the edamame instead of the oil that the original recipe called for. The edamame beans made for a really nice dip! I liked the way that miso worked in the dip adding a nice salty element and the cilantro added a nice freshness and brightness to the dip. One element that stood out in the dip was the nice touch of heat added by the chili sauce. I enjoyed eating this vibrantly green dip with some whole wheat pitas. You could also use this 'dip' and a condiment in a sandwich and it would also probably work well as a pesto on pasta.

Edamame Dip

(makes 1 cup)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup edamame
1/4 cup onion
1/2 cup cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 lime (juice)
1 tablespoon miso
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili sauce

Directions:
1. Cover the edamame in water and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
2. Drain the edamame reserving the water.
3. Mix everything in a food processor adding some of the reserved water to thin the dip to the desired consistency.

Similar Recipes:
Hummus
Edamame Salad
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White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

41 comments:

Jennifer Babbitt said...

Hi there.

Found your blog the other day. Love it!! Sent it to all of my friends and family.

Thanks.

Jen

Ninette said...

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♥peachkins♥ said...

this looks good!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I've never eaten edamame except as the plain beans. This looks intriguing.

Jenn said...

Ooooooo...yes. I'm definitely bookmarking this!!!

Gloria said...

Kevin this look soo nice and tasty!!!xGloria

Cookin' Canuck said...

Fantastic dip! I like that you substituted some of the edamame cooking water for the oil. Another great recipe!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful dip! So flavorful and tempting!

Cheers,

Rosa

Dana said...

I love how healthy this is! I will definitely make this for my boys - even healthier than hummus, which they love.

Sophie said...

I so love this, Kevin!

What a beautiful presentation too!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...8)!!

Tim said...

I'd never tried edamame until I went to Japan a few months ago, now I love them. I'd never seen this dip before, thanks for the recipe!

♥Rosie♥ said...

This is one fantastic tasty looking dip Kevin!

Tender Branson said...

I bet this would taste great with gyoza as well!

Joanne said...

When I first saw this I thought "edamame pesto!" and then I actually read your entry and realized we seem to be on the same page.

Ben said...

That is an interesting blend of flavors... I need to try it.

Zoe said...

mm yum, I would schmear this on a sandwich as well!

Cookin' Canuck said...

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teresa said...

I love this! Edamame is one of my favorites!

eatme_delicious said...

The addition of miso to this dip sounds delicious!

Michele said...

What a great blog! I can't wait to try your recipes.

Christie's Corner said...

I just made a roasted red pepper hummus. This green edamame version would be the perfect colour compliment.

Anncoo said...

Hi Kevin,

I would like to pass you the 'Kreativ Award'. Do check my blog to see what it's all about. Thanks for the great recipes you've shared.

Marta said...

I didn't know this dip used miso as a flavouring! Great idea!! I love miso and, I guess, it's just different versions of the same things, right? soya bean in many forms!

Ivy said...

We don't get edamame beans but the dip sounds so flavourful and I love cilantro.

Lisa said...

I've not tried edamame beans, though this recipe certainly sounds tempting. I must seek them out.

sara said...

Alright, I have edamame in the freezer and miso paste in the fridge - I am so making this soon!

Chef Jeena said...

I would love this Kevin I love the green colour and I love every single ingredient on the list - totally gorgeous!

Helene said...

A great recipe that looks good and healthy. I like the color of it.

kitchenetta said...

Mmmm! Sounds good - will definitely try.

Cara said...

I love edamame and make a cilantro edamame pesto that is similar to this and delicious on salmon burgers.

Mary Ellen said...

This looks great. I had something like this at a local restaurant and have been wanting to try to replicate it. They served it with some tiny pieces of chopped cucumber and cilantro on top.

Kim said...

I absolutely loved edamae so this looks great - one problem - I live in Bowmanville and can't seem to find miso anywhere. Where do you buy yours? Does it come in a tube or container?

oneordinaryday said...

I love edamame and have seen this dip/hummus popping up all over. Yours sounds awesome and looks so bright and fresh. Nice job.

Kevin said...

Kim: I tend to get my miso at a local Japanese import store where they have a variety of brands. I have also seen it in other local Asian grocery stores (Chinese and Korean). Some of the larger main stream grocery stores are also starting to carry it in my area. You might also find it at a health food store.

kimberleyblue said...

I love Alton Brown, and have been wanting to try this for a while now. Happy to hear it's a successful one!

And such a gorgeous colour too!

syrie said...

Nice one Kevin. I love edamame but never would've thought of using them in this way.

Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} said...

This sounds so great! And I just bought a huge box of frozen edamame at Sam's Club today - score! :)

Deborah said...

I have an edamame dip that I make, but this one sounds even better!

FoodieB said...

This looks yummy! Love Edamame... check out my post about Edamame :-)
http://pleasurablepalate.typepad.com/
Thanks for sharing!
Beth

thechiclife said...

I made Ellie's edamame hummus awhile back and it was awesome! I bet Alton's is really tasty, too. It sure looks good! :)

333 said...

I bet this would be so good with sesame oil!

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