Edamame Dip

There’s a local company that makes a really delicious edamame dip.  I love to support local businesses but at $5 for an 8-ounce tub, it’s hard for me to justify buying the stuff very often.  What’s a thrifty blogger to do?  Craft her own copycat version, of course!

I started with about half a bag of frozen shelled edamame, which I thawed in the microwave and then dumped into my food processor.  Then I added 2 cloves roasted garlic, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, and a good drizzle of sriracha sauce.  I blended that, scraping the sides once in a while, until it was nice and smooth.  I found that it took longer to blend than hummus.  Patience is a virtue here.  You don’t want grainy edamame dip.

Then I topped it with more sriracha (I can’t get enough of that stuff lately) and served it with dried peas.  Once you try this stuff, you’ll be putting it on everything: sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads.  You won’t feel bad about it either, because edamame is super nutritious and a cheap source of protein!

  • 1/2 bag edamame: $0.85
  • 2 cloves garlic: $0.10
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar: $0.03
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce: $0.03
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil: $0.26
  • about a tablespoon of sriracha: $0.06

=$1.33 for a little less than 2 cups of edamame dip!

So this was less than 1/3 the cost of buying a tub at the store and yielded a little bit more.  And it was super EASY to make!  Maybe next time I’ll share.

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