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Edamame Guacamole Recipe

Edamame Guacamole Recipe

When we go out to eat, sometimes I order an appetizer as my main meal. They are usually the perfect portion size.  Occasionally, we will order an appetizer to share and an entree, if we can agree on the same thing:)  We also like to make appetizers at home for parties, snacks, and even meals. A few of my favorites are  hummus, vegetable spring rolls, and baked zucchini fries. Josh loves to make buffalo hot wings and chicken smothered nachos.

Two appetizers we always agree on are edamame and guacamole. Since we love them both, I decided to make edamame guacamole. Two winning appetizers in one.

Josh grew up in California and lived in Santa Cruz after he graduated from the University of Utah. He was working and enjoying his bachelor years along the California coast.  Sure, he loved the beach and warm weather, but he really loved California’s fresh produce, especially the avocados.

California is the leading producer of domestic avocados and home to about 90 percent of the nation’s crop. Josh made sure he ate his fair share while he was living there. One day he over did it though. He was craving guacamole and decided to whip up a batch at home. Avocados were on sale, so he went all out and purchased ten. He wasn’t going to use all ten for his batch of guacamole, but after he got mashing, he couldn’t stop. He used all ten avocados and made a monstrous bowl of guacamole.

He sat down with his chips and started to dip. The guacamole was so good, he couldn’t stop eating it. (Josh has no self control when it comes to guacamole and donuts). He ended up eating the entire bowl of guacamole. All of it! Ten avocados in one sitting, not a good idea. He was very sick that night, but if you ask him if he would do it again, he would smile and answer-YES!

Josh was a little hesitant to try this guacamole-he thought the edamame would ruin one of his favorite dips, but he was pleasantly surprised. The edamame mixes in well with the avocado, keeping the bright green color. The guacamole is creamy, buttery, and delicious. Plus, it is good for you! This guacamole is full of protein, heart healthy fat, and fiber. We made homemade baked tortilla chips to scoop up our guacamole.  It is also a great dip for cut up vegetables and I even like it as a sandwich spread.

Edamame guacamole is one of our new favorite appetizers. Josh was tempted to eat the whole bowl, but luckily I was there to stop him.

Edamame Guacamole


1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 onion, roughly chopped
1/2 jalepeno, finely chopped
Juice of 2 limes
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Put edamame, avocado, cilantro, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined. Add enough water to make a creamy consistency and pulse again. Pulse until smooth. Transfer edamame guacamole to a serving bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir. Serve with chips or vegetables.

*Note-this guacamole is also good as a spread on sandwiches.

Adapted from Epicurious

If you like this guacamole, you might also like:

Cilantro Lime Hummus from Two Peas and Their Pod
Black Bean Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod
Guacamole Dip from Two Peas and Their Pod
Quick and Easy Edamame Dip from La Fuji Mama
Edamame Dip from Healthy Green Kitchen

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97 Responses to “Edamame Guacamole Recipe”

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  1. Brittany — May 19, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    I just made a ton of batches of guacamole, trying to find the perfect Deliciously Healthy version! Yours looks so yummy, I’ll have to give it a try too! Avocados are on sale after all! ;D

    I just recently caught on to ordering appetizers for my meal! They are the perfect portion!

  2. Courtney — May 19, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    This sounds awesome! Combining two of my loves!

  3. Stacey Snacks — May 19, 2010 @ 5:32 am

    Maria, I love avocado, and I love edamame, so why not put them together?
    Sounds delish!
    I recently made a pea and edamame pesto that was a big hit!

  4. Elle — May 19, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    Two of my favorites! Though I don’t think I could eat a bowl as big as the one Josh made…hehe.

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 19, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    LOVE edamame guac! It is so good, and would you believe that it was the first way I had edamame? Just love it!

  6. Erica — May 19, 2010 @ 6:02 am

    Looks gorgeous! Guac is so incredible- HOORAY for healthy fat. This just screams summer- sitting out on the porch with some chips and salsa? YUM! Happy Wednesday Maria

  7. Rosa — May 19, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    A great healthy idea! That is a lovely guacamole!



  8. I’ve made a similar dip (I think my hubby named it “guacamame”) and it’s one of my favorites. I’ll have to whip up another batch this week!

  9. Fuji Mama — May 19, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    Mmmmm, such a wonderful combination! I mean really–how can you go wrong with combining avocados and edamame? :)

  10. Meghan@traveleatlove — May 19, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    I have edamame and 4 avocados, and this looks awesome! I love appetizers. My husband and I always want to try a bunch of things so we often get 2-3 apps instead of entrees.

  11. the country cook — May 19, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    10 avocados in one sitting!?! Makes me sick just thinking about it! But they are good, especially in Cali. I’ve never tried edamame…might have to ease into it with this version!

  12. Pam — May 19, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    What a great idea! Guacamole is a favorite in my house and I am always looking for fun new recipes using avocados.

  13. Jen @ How To: Simplify — May 19, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    I love how you combined two of my favorites: Edamame and Guacamole. What a tasty dip!

  14. Jenny Flake — May 19, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Looks so good Maria! Need a big bowl for lunch!

  15. Tiffany — May 19, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    This sounds so yummy and perfect for Summer! I love the idea!

  16. SpecKK — May 19, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    How did you make the baked tortilla chips?

  17. Tracy — May 19, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    Haha, poor Josh. 😉 This looks lovely though! Do you have the recipe for those tortilla chips on your blog too?

  18. Ha, my husband has the same attitude towards Guac! LOVE this recipe and I have some edamame in my freezer right now…I think this is getting made SOON :)

  19. Joanne — May 19, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    Ten avocadoes! One sitting! That’s craziness! He must have been stuffed for DAYS.

    This edamame guac sounds delicious! Way to get in some protein in fiber.

    • twopeas replied: — May 19th, 2010 @ 10:07 am

      Josh was very sick after eating that big bowl. His appetite amazes me sometimes!

      Everyone is interested in the homemade tortilla chips, sorry I didn’t post the recipe. I will post it on Friday! So stay tuned friends!

  20. I LOVE this creation!! !what a great way to boost protein and fiber in this already great dip! so pretty!

  21. katerina — May 19, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    I have heard of this but still never tried it before, clearly I should make it myself. The green in your pictures is so vibrant!

  22. Karly — May 19, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    Ten whole avocadoes? Wow. I can only make guacamole a little at a time, because I’m the same way…I just can’t stop.

    I’ll have to try out this version. Looks yummy!

  23. teresa — May 19, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    excellent idea! what a great way to cut the fat. i’m the same way with appetizers. i always get the lettuce wraps at cheesecake factory even though it’s an appetizer.

  24. DessertForTwo — May 19, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    I also order appetizers at restaurants–sometimes two, so they you get to try more things on the menu! Yes, avocados are one of the reasons I might consider staying in California permanently.

  25. Melissa — May 19, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    Definitely will be trying this!

  26. Jessica — May 19, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    This looks fabulous! Yum!

  27. Tracey — May 19, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    I love the color of the dip! Funny story about Josh – my husband has done something similar but not with avocados :)

  28. A&N — May 19, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    Love how you adapted this with edamame. What a shot of protein! Brilliant

  29. Kalynskitchen — May 19, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    I love the sound of this, but now you have to tell me where you’re finding the shelled edamame in Utah; I’ve never seen that anywhere.

    • twopeas replied: — May 19th, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

      Kalyn-you can find it at the Asian Market on 422 E 900 S in SLC. It is in the freezer section. They have shelled and in the pod edamame. It is cheap too.

  30. stephchows — May 19, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    totally a great idea!

  31. Mary — May 19, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    This really sounds delicious, Maria. I plan to try it very soon. I hope you and Josh are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  32. Dana — May 19, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    That’s a great idea, Maria. Keeping the lovely green and adding fiber and protein to an already delicious dish is genius. I could probably eat several bowls of that.

  33. Katrina — May 19, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Yummy! Wow, 10 avacados! Not only that, but that’s probably a lot of chips that went along with it. 😉

  34. grace — May 19, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    i’ve seen this referred to as edamole, which i love. it’s a delightful creation–still the same color as and similar in flavor and texture to regular ol’ guac, but with such a nutritious punch!

  35. Cookin' Canuck — May 19, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    I love the edamame in this guacamole – great shot of healthy protein. I often order an appetizer and salad at restaurants, too. Not only is the portion size better, but I often prefer the appetizer choices.

  36. Sarah — May 19, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Yum. What a great idea! I love both things – brilliant to combine. No offense Josh – but I am kind of grossed out you ate 10 avocados in one sitting! Delicious, but oh so filling!

  37. maggy — May 19, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    This looks delicious! What a great idea. Can’t wait to try it.

  38. Angela@spinachtiger — May 19, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    Love it and I can see this also as a great sandwich spread on burgers or bread and cheese sandwiches.

  39. Two of my favorite ingredients!!! We love our California Avocados :)

  40. Kait — May 20, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    You have a terrific website. I love the photography and this recipe sounds great. Once my avocados are ripen I will have to give this recipe a try.

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