Easy Edamame-Pea Dip is one you must add to your summertime list. It’s so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. It’s perfect for parties, picnics, and lunch, too.
Salads, cocktails, fruit, and dips — glorious dips! Those are just a few of the things I’ve been enjoying this summer season. What about you?
Easy Edamame-Pea Dip is a pretty dip to make for parties or to have on hand to pack in your lunch for work. Bring along some crackers, a few carrots and bell pepper strips, and maybe a salad, and you’ve got lunch. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy!
I love making a light meal out of things that aren’t really main dish material. Like dips! One of my absolute favorites that I’ve only actually made somewhat recently is Pimento Cheese Spread. It’s glorious, and a little indulgent!
Since we can’t live on cheese spread alone (can’t we?!), I give you Roasted Eggplant Dip with Easy Garlic Pita Chips. It’s a nice, healthy dip, and totally delicious. Perfect with the crispy pita chips, for sure.
If you couldn’t guess, Easy Edamame-Pea Dip is made with both of those ingredients, along with some tofu for a bit of added texture. I tossed in garlic (the more the better, but that’s just me!), lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. That’s it!
When I said easy, that’s exactly what I meant. Who has time for complicated dishes during the summer when there’s so much fun to be had? Not me!
I used firm tofu in this recipe, which makes things a little chunkier, but if you’d like something smoother, pick silken tofu. I love adding smoked paprika to this. Of course, I use it any chance I get. It adds great flavor, and I love it paired up with the garlic.
If you’re going the “dip route” for dinner, I also have one you can serve for dessert (you can’t forget dessert): Honey-Mango Dessert Hummus. The fresh fruit is amazing and unexpected in something like hummus!
If the pool is calling your name, or maybe the park, go ahead and whip up a batch of Easy Edamame-Pea Dip to take along. You’ll enjoy it wherever you are!
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Serves About 2-1/2 cups
You'll love this dip anytime! It's perfect for parties, picnics, or as part of a light meal.
- 12 ounces edamame (shelled and steamed)
- 1 cup peas, steamed
- 4 ounces tofu (silken tofu for a smoother dip, firm for one with more texture)
- Juice from half lemon
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.