If you like edamame, then you are going to love this Edamame Dip recipe! It mixes up in no time and pairs well with crackers or crisp veggies.
This weekend, we rented Cars 2 from the Blockbuster Express machine. I enjoy making themed snacks, dinners, or desserts go along with some of the movies we watch and Cars 2 is the perfect movie for a themed snack.
I did a bit of research before hand, and learned that 1 of the 3 races in the movie, took place in Japan. This seemed liked a perfect opportunity to finally make Edamame Dip, which I’ve wanted to make for the longest time.
If you like easy snack recipes, you’re gonna love this. Not only is the this recipe is very yummy, but it’s easy too! The ingredients are shelled edamame, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
You take those ingredients, plus some of the cooking water from the edamame, and mix them all up your food processor. Crazy simple. I liked this dip so much that I’ve decided that I will bring this to our next homeschool potluck.
I served our Edamame Dip with crackers, tortilla chips, and sliced cucumbers. Pita chips would be a excellent with it, as would other vegetables such as carrots and celery.
We set our Edamame Dip, crackers, tortilla chips, and cucumbers on the coffee table and put Cars 2 into the DVD player. It was a very cute and funny movie. I liked the first one, but I liked this one even more. We loved a certain scene in the movie where Mater (the tow truck) has an encounter with wasabi while they are in Japan. Mattie busted up because our Edamame Dip kinda resembles wasabi (don’t worry, in looks, not taste).
One of the things I loved the most about this movie is the attention to details. In the “Cars” movie world, there are no “people”, so everything is cars, trains, boats, etc. As you watch, you can see so many ways they kept it true to being cars rather than people. I also enjoy all the colors and the scenery, particularly when they are at Radiator Springs. The creative side of me is always in awe of the talent that creates these movies.
Here’s the complete Edamame Dip recipe:
- 16 ounces edamame, shelled
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, tightly packed
- 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Place edamame in a saucepan and cover with water that is season with salt. Heat over medium heat and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat, but do not drain.
- With a slotted spoon, remove edamame from saucepan and place in food processor; keep water reserved. Add cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and ½ cup of reserved cooking water to edamame and process until edamame is minced and blended with the other ingredients. If necessary, stop processing and scrape down sides. Add crushed red pepper flakes, pepper, and olive oil. Process until smooth. Season with salt as desired.
- Note: If you like things spicier, you can add more crushed red pepper.
If you are interested in other great edamame dip recipes, be sure to check these out, which have inspired me to come up with my version:
- Quick & Easy Edamame Dip by La Fuji Mama
- Edamame Dip by Yummy Mummy
- Edamame Dip (with avocados) by Healthy Green Kitchen
- Edamame Dip by Alton Brown
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