Hummus is a food that no matter what age people are when they first discover it, they fall in love. OK, maybe not everybody, but I certainly find hummus to be an “everybody loves….” food among people I know. Kenya loved it from his very first bite at 12 months and my father-in-law still devours it at age… well, I can’t tell you his age, he’s my father in law. For those of you who haven’t discovered this delicious dish yet, hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas. It’s healthy, full of flavor and versatile — I use it as a dip, as a spread on sandwiches, or just enjoy it on its own.

One of Kenya’s favorite snacks is edamame, so I thought I’d try a variation on the classic hummus recipe and make it for him with edamame instead of chickpeas. Kenya was in heaven with the final result — the bright green color and creamy texture has a ton of eye and taste appeal for kids. And I was thrilled knowing it’s a great source of iron, vitamin C and protein for my growing boy. With kids, I find hummus very useful as a dip. it’s a great way to try to get even the most resistant little ones to take their veggies and dunk away!


Edamame Hummus

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Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 1 minute


  • 2 Cups Edamame, hulled (I use frozen and defrost it)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • Juice of 1 Small Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin



    Sodium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calories: 70kcal | Fat: 5g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 3g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. Healthy is definitely the way to go and I didn’t realize how different the Edamame makes it it came out thicker and almost like a stronger flavor – love it. Being healthy has never been this good.

    2. Wow. Just made this today and it’s wonderful. Hope there’s still some left when my kiddo gets home. Thanks for the great recipe!

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