Edamame Avocado Hummus

Move over chickpea hummus. There’s a new hummus in town – Edamame Avocado Hummus. 

Edamame Avocado Hummus ingredients in a food processor

I recently did a presentation about smart snacking. One thing I like to mention about smart snacking is to opt for real food first. Snacking is an opportunity for nourishment. 

Yes, grabbing a bar is quick (some bars do pack in great nutritional value), but really think about your snacks throughout the day. How many of them are real food vs. processed foods?

Edamame Avocado Hummus in a small white bowl

I’ve been challenging myself to include more veggies into my snacks. I go through snacking phases, and raw veggies have fallen out of my routine a little bit.

Snacking is more fun when you are dunking. I love dunking my veggies into hummus, but I decided to switch it up a bit and use edamame as the base instead of chickpeas. Edamame, a plant-based protein is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden.

Edamame Avocado Hummus in a white bowl with carrots and crackers

Adding avocado to the edamame helps make this dip creamy. Avocados can act as a booster to help your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from the foods eaten with them, like vitamin A. Vitamin A foods, like carrots, contain carotenoids, which not only promote healthy skin but benefit the heart and immune system as well. This vitamin is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals. So, pair carrot sticks with this delicious dip!

carrot being dunked into green dip
Edamame Avocado Hummus in a white bowl

Edamame Avocado Hummus

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: dip
  • Method: no-cook



  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (can sub olive oil)


  1. Add edamame, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, onion powder, pepper and salt in a food processor. Pulse for 30 seconds and scrape down sides.
  2. Slowly drizzle in oil while motor is running and pulse until reach desired consistency.

Keywords: hummus, avocado, edamame, dip

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Creamy Caramelized Onion Pasta

Looking to revamp pasta night? Love a creamy sauce, but looking for a dairy free version? Try this Creamy Caramelized Onion Pasta, using hummus as the base of the sauce. 
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I received free samples of Sabra mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
I have so many memories of my childhood going to Grandma’s for Sunday night dinner with my whole family. Pasta was always on the menu. It’s the Italian way! The second you walked into Grandma’s house you could smell the gravy that has been simmering all day.
Funny story about gravy .. Well, I thought everyone called marinara sauce, gravy. I remember teaching one of my first cooking classes discussing the baked eggplant parm that we were going to top with homemade gravy. With all the puzzled faces looking back at me, I instantly got nervous thinking, “oh no, maybe no one likes eggplant parm?”, but one participant spoke up and questioned the unique combo. They were all thinking gravy = the brown gravy you put on turkey during Thanksgiving. I would have given the same look if I thought I was going to be eating baked eggplant parm with brown gravy. From then on, I’ve been pretty specific when explaining the recipes we are making in cooking class.
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Use hummus as a base to create a creamy sauce.

I love creamy pasta, but it always leaves me with a stomach ache because it’s just so heavy. Did you know you can create a creamy sauce using hummus? Is your mind blown? By using hummus as the base for a creamy sauce, not only makes it dairy free but also is a plant-based protein making it a more filling and satisfying bowl of pasta. There are over a dozen delicious flavors of Sabra to choose from, but I have a sweet spot for anything caramelized onion.
creamy pasta in a white bowl with mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and parmesan cheese
To double up on the caramelized onion flavor, I added even more caramelized onions and other veggies to round out this meal. Revamp your pasta night with this new recipe!


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Creamy Caramelized Onion Pasta

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner, pasta


This creamy pasta is completely dairy free with the base of the sauce being hummus!



  • 1/2 pound linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 8 oz. jar roasted red peppers, packed in water, sliced
  • 1 (10 oz.) container Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • salt, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to pasta directions.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic for about 4 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5-7 minutes, until tender and most of the water has evaporated. Tips: Do not rush this step. The mushrooms will release a lot of moisture. Saute until most of the moisture evaporates.
  3. Add the spinach and stir to combine and wilt. Fold in the roasted red peppers. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the container of Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus and broth. Whisk and bring to a gentle simmer.
  5. Add the sauteed vegetables and linguine to the sauce. Season with salt to taste.


For a lower-carb version: Use half pasta and half zucchini noodles (or all zucchini noodles)
For gluten-free: Use a gluten-free paste (my favorite it Banza!)
To pack in more protein: Use a bean-based pasta.

Keywords: pasta, dinner, vegetarian

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Grocery Store Finds: January 2018

New year, new grocery store finds.
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I’ve been getting some great feedback from my grocery store finds! Thank you to all those who have commented, emailed, or messaged me. I really enjoy paroozing the aisles at the grocery store and finding new items to try and share here. As always, I am always open to ideas and suggestions. If you have a product you love and want to see it in this series, let me know!

Kodiak Cakes Minute Muffins

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I’ve written about Kodiak Cakes before, but now they have these Minute Muffins. All you have to do is add water, microwave for a minute, and you have yourself a muffin. I like to pump mine up with whisking in an egg for an adding punch of protein and top with fruit.

Mighty Sesame Co Tahini

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This is by far the creamiest tahini I have ever tried. I love that Might Sesame Co. Tahini comes in a squeeze bottle. It makes it easier to use. Looking for a recipe with tahini? Try my Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing.

Delighted by Dessert Hummus

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I’ve made my own dessert hummus before, but guys this Delighted by Dessert Hummus is by far creamier than what I’ve ever made. I loved the sweet snickerdoodle flavor. I’ve been dunking strawberries in this dessert hummus on repeat for my evening snack lately.

Puroast Coffee

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I was intrigued by Puroast Coffee. They sent me a sample of their low acidic coffee to try. I usually add a little splash of milk to my coffee in the morning, but this was the first time I could actually drink it completely black. It is very smooth and much less bitter. Puroast has 70 percent less acidity than any other coffee. My day doesn’t start without a cup of coffee.

Simple Mills Muffin Mix

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Simple Mills, I don’t think you make a product I don’t like. I wish I could cook and bake everything from scratch, but let’s be real, I’m busy! I have no shame in my box mix game, especially when it’s packed with simple and wholesome ingredients. Simple and delicious!

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Grocery Store Finds: August 2017

I found so many great new Grocery Store Finds this month!

A reader recently e-mailed me about where I go grocery shopping for all of these items each month. I honestly shop at a variety of grocery stores. I live in northern NJ, so I shop at my local grocery store (ShopRite – where I also previously worked as a Supermarket RD), Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Dean’s Natural Market. A Wegmans just opened up near me and I will be surely venturing there soon!
If you are having trouble finding any of these items where you live, try going to the product’s website and search “store locator” to see where the nearest grocery store is carrying that item.
Ready to see what I picked up from the store this month?

Dave’s Killer Bread Bagels:

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I’ve told you about Dave’s Killer Bread before here on the blog. Now, Dave’s Killer Bread came out with protein packed bagels! Their bagels range from 11-13 grams of protein per bagel. Made with whole grains and wholesome ingredients, these bagels will keep you full all morning. I tried the cinnamon raisin bagel with a smear of natural peanut butter on top. I have to try the Epic Everything flavor next!

La Colombe Draft Lattes:Grocery Store Finds: La Colombe Draft Latte - via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

I learned about La Colombe from latte lover, Kylie, over at ImmaEatThat. Then when I saw Alissa rave about it too, I picked it up at Whole Foods when I saw it on the shelves. At first, I was confused about this product. How is a latte in a can? These draft lattes have the same full taste and texture of a chilled latte, complete with a frothy layer of silky foam. Draft Latte is made with real ingredients like nutrient-rich and lactose-free milk and cold-pressed espresso. It’s naturally sweet with no sugar added. They just came out with a Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte!! It’s available online right now, but I hope it will be hitting the shelves at the grocery store soon. I have to try it!

Caulipower Crust:

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Cauliflower crust pizza just got simpler to enjoy at home. While I do try to cook from scratch whenever I can, convenience sometimes wins. I love cauliflower crust pizza, but it does take extra effort and can be time-consuming for busy weeknights. Caulipower has just made creating a cauliflower crust pizza so much easier. Found in the frozen section, two come in one package. Load up with your favorite veggies toppings. More brands are now creating cauliflower crusts and I am interested in comparing. Be on the lookout for other cauliflower crusts to appear on the grocery store finds posts.

Humm! Hummus:

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Calling all hummus lovers! This new hummus flavor find has got me craving veggies for all my afternoon snacks because I want to dunk it into this delicious hummus. Humm! hummus has a caramelized onion flavor that is out of this world. They have plenty of other flavors too, but this one I’ve been hooked on all month. The hummus is silky smooth and packs in a ton of flavor.

Square Organics:
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I’ve become very selective of the certain bars I eat and share on here. There are so many bars out there that are pretty much candy bars in disguise. Square Organics sent me some samples to try a variety of their flavors. I’ve shared my love for the chocolate coated mint flavor before. Each bar packs in 10 grams of protein. If I’m craving a sweet treat in the afternoon, these have been my bar of choice. A chocolate coated treat. Count me in. Want to try these? Square Organics gave RDelicious Kitchen readers a discount code “DELICIOUSKITCHEN” for 20% off your order online (+ free shipping!).

Have you tried any of these items before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
What new products ended up in your grocery cart this month? 
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Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip

May 13th is National Hummus Day! Celebrate with this Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip.Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen
Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
While it is perfectly acceptable to simply open a container of Sabra hummus and dive right in, to celebrate National Hummus Day, did you know hummus is very versatile in the kitchen?

Hummus = Happiness

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I’ve recently been loving adding hummus to dressing and marinades. It adds great flavor and helps thicken it to create a creamy dressing. I recently made a lemon hummus tahini dressing for a grilled caesar salad recipe. So good!
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Hummus is also an interesting idea for a coating in place of your typical dredging mixture. Next time you bread chicken cutlets, skip the milk and egg mixture and roll in a thin layer of hummus, then coat in a crunchy topping.

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Don’t stop there! Hummus is also great in dip recipes to replace saturated fats with a heart-healthy plant-based protein hummus. A traditional warm spinach dip has at least one or a mixture of these calorically dense ingredients: cream cheese, mayonnaise, or sour cream. This Cheesy Hummus Spinach dip is just as creamy with swapping in hummus instead.
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What is your favorite Sabra hummus flavor? My top three favorites are the classic, roasted red pepper, and olive tapenade. I recently saw a lemon twist flavor that I definitely need to try.


Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip in a baking dish with pita chips

Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 8 1x



  • 1 (12 oz.) container Sabra Classic Hummus
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped + additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Combine Sabra Classis Hummus, garlic, spinach, cheddar cheese, Italian seasonings, and scallions. Spread into small casserole dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top is melted.
  4. Top with additional green onions and serve with pita crackers or vegetables.

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B.A.L.T. – Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

A classic B.L.T. with a little twist! Adding the “A” (avocado) and a creamy spread takes this average BLT up a notch. Don’t skip out on quality ingredients when you assemble this sandwich.
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Have you seen the new Sabra spreads hit the shelves at your local grocery store? I was excited when Sabra sent me all three flavors to experiment with in the kitchen. The flavors are honey mustard, garlic herb, and sea salt and cracked pepper. I had so many recipe ideas running through my head. These spreads will definitely be making an appearance here in the future. With these fresh ingredients and flavors the new Sabra spreads will become a staple condiment in my refrigerator.
BALT - Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenWhen it comes to a BLT, you need quality ingredients. I decided just a BLT just wouldn’t suffice and needed a little extra flavor. I turned it into a B.A.L.T. with slices of avocado. I love sandwiches when you can really taste all ingredients in every layer.

To build your perfect B.A.L.T. you have to start out with quality bread. I like a hearty whole wheat bread. Next, comes the bacon. Not all bacon is created equally. Look for pork shoulder bacon, it is a much leaner choice. Pork shoulder comes from a leaner part of the pig (the shoulder) which contains less fat than pork belly, which majority of bacon comes from. Then comes the avocado. You can mash it. I decided to keep it as slices. Whatever you like best! The lettuce I chose was a Boston bib lettuce. The leaves are tender. If you prefer more of a crunch, go for romaine. Of course, this jersey girl has to choose a juicy plump jersey tomato sliced on top.

The part that ties it all together is the Sabra spread. This is a much healthier choice than adding mayo as a condiment. The new Sabra spreads contain 75% less fat than mayo and are convenient for sandwiches now that it is in a squeeze bottle. Of course you can add any of the new flavors, but I wanted to keep it in the simple side and added the sea salt and cracked black pepper.
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bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, sandwich on whole wheat bread

B.A.L.T. – Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x



  • 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt and cracked pepper Sabra spread
  • 2 slices pork shoulder bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lettuce
  • 12 slices tomato


  1. Prepare all of your ingredients.
  2. Spread Sabra spread on one slice of bread. Layer bacon, avocado, lettuce, and tomato. Top with remaining slice of bread. Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Hummus Wraps

Kick up the flavor and feel good about eating these Mediterranean Hummus Wraps at your next tailgate party. 

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In the fall, football lovers Sunday’s are dedicated to football. There is always a rivalry on Sunday (or Thursday and Mondays – so much football!) in my house. I am a big NY Giants fan and Adrian is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. But we have one big thing in common.. we don’t like the Dallas Cowboys. We have gone to a few Giants/Eagles game together which has been fun, but always at Metlife stadium (where the giants play, if ya didn’t know). When you are on Giants turf and you’re wearing Eagles gear you will get taunted haha!
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This year Adrian and I are playing in a survivor pool. Pick a different winner of one pro football game each week. Win, and live to pick again the next week. Lose, and you are eliminated. We are hanging in there so far. We picked the Jets this week to win. Cross your fingers for us! The pool started with 30+. Now there are only 15 people left.

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With football viewing comes snacks. Dating a dietitian is a good guarantee that healthy snacks be included. Typical football grub like wings, creamy dips, pizza, etc. which can leave you feeling weighed down. Many of those food are heavy with saturated fats.
I’m going a little Mediterranean with this recipe to trim back on saturated fats and include heart healthy unsaturated fats instead. Sabra is the Official Dips Sponsor of the NFL which is fitting that hummus is our power player for this recipe. With its combination of chickpeas, sesame seeds (tahini) and healthy fats, hummus can be part of an eating pattern for health, including the well established Mediterranean diet.
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Nine out of 10 Americans don’t eat enough vegetables each day, including nutrient-rich beans. Sabra is encouraging everyone #TwoSpoons of hummus a day. Just two spoonfuls a day will fulfill your bean recommendation for the week. How easy is that? Hummus can be versatile in your kitchen. Enjoy simply as dip for veggies, use as a spread in place of mayo, use to make a creamy dressing, or even to thicken soups in place of cream.


Mediterranean Hummus Wraps sliced on a cutting board

Mediterranean Hummus Wraps

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 8 1x



  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Sabra roasted pine nut hummus
  • 1/4 cup pitted katamala olive, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 4 whole wheat wraps


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a large baking sheet, add the red bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, mixing occasionally.
  3. On each wrap, add 2 tbsp of hummus. Layer the roasted vegetables, katamala olives, and feta cheese. Roll up and cut into 4 pieces. 2 pieces per serving.

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