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.