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Guacamame Dip

Published in Recipes, Snacks Author: CentraCare

It looks like guacamole, but it’s made with edamame (green soybeans)!


  • 1 (12-ounce) bag of shelled edamame, cooked (These soybeans are available in the frozen foods section.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or Splenda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Mix all ingredients in food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth.

Yield: 2-1/2 cups. (1 serving = 1/4 cup)

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 109
  • Fat: 9 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 121 mg
  • Carbs: 4 g.
  • Fiber: 1.4 g.
  • Protein: 4 g.