Cook edamame according to package directions. If you are using shelled beans, you can simply heat until thawed in a pan with water. If you are using whole pods, you’ll need to heat those and then take the extra step of removing the beans from pods once thawed.
Edamame beans have really thin skins that need to be removed before pureeing. Set yourself up with two bowls and get to work! Once you get the hang of it, you can pop the beans out of the skins pretty quickly.
Watch out for slippery ones that shoot across the room!
Once all the skins are removed, they can be discarded. Now let’s talk about the garlic scapes, shall we? Chances are you’ve seen these at your farmer’s market or CSA box recently. Or you are shaking your head thinking what the heck are those? Either way, I’m here to help. Garlic scapes are sort of like garlic’s shy little sister. Same great garlic flavor, but a little more muted and not used nearly as often.
Trim and toss the ends of the garlic scapes and then dice into small pieces. Precision doesn’t matter since you’ll be blending them, but you want them to be small enough to be easily combined with the beans.
Add the edamame beans to the food processor along with the garlic scapes, lemon juice, water, tahini, and sesame oil.
Edamame beans are more coarse and grainy than chickpeas, so this dip might seem a bit thicker than what you’re used to. The key to getting a creamy hummus is to turn the food processor on and LET IT GO. Let it run for 8-10 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides down occasionally. It will feel like an eternity, but it will make a huge difference in the final product.
Season to taste with salt and garnish with black and white sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite veggies and crackers, and start dipping!
This is a great dip to serve at a party or as an appetizer before dinner. It should keep in the fridge for up to a week, but good luck getting it to last that long.
Don’t worry if you eat the whole thing. By using edamame, this dip is absolutely packed with protein. Dip with veggies to make it even healthier! Or dip with crackers because you are addicted to Trader Joe’s cracker crisps like me. Whatever works!
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