Miso Edamame Dip

Disclaimer: This post was written as a part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

As much fun as being unemployed for the past seven and a half months has been, I’m excited to get back into the routine of working.  I think that’s what I found the most difficult about not working: the lack of a schedule.

I devoted a good chunk of my time (other than job hunting of course) to this blog, but I found it difficult to put myself on any kind of schedule. I guess because in the back of my mind, I knew I didn’t really have to.

This healthy miso edamame dip is a great alternative to hummus! Vegan and nut free with gluten free option.

I’m the kind of person that works well when I’m busy. When I know I have a lot on my plate, I am really good at dividing my time, making a schedule, and getting ‘er done. Which is good because I know I’m going to be busy come mid March when I start my job.

I’ll be working the standard 40 hour work week with a 40 minute commute each way on most days. Plus keeping up two posts a week (maybe one – we’ll see). Plus cooking, chores, and – fingers crossed – a healthy dose of leisure time. For my health and sanity, I also want to keep up working out at GoodLife Fitness hopefully four times a week. JZ is going to join the gym too, so I think that will be a great motivator for both of us to keep active despite our busy schedules.

This healthy miso edamame dip is a great alternative to hummus! Vegan and nut free with gluten free option.

Like I talked about it my post about packing a healthy lunch, one of the best ways to stay on top of my game during busy times is weekend food prep. I usually like to make one big batch meal, plus a pot of grains, some baked meat or tofu, and homemade snack bars. And I almost always have some sort of homemade dip on hand because they’re great for snacks and also as a simple packed lunch when paired with chopped veggies, crackers, and cheese.

This miso edamame dip, inspired by a dip I once tried by Sunflower Kitchen, is my latest favourite. I’m usually a hummus kind of girl, but I’m loving the change of using edamame and lentils instead. The edamame has a slight sweetness to it, which when combined with the salty miso and bitter tahini makes for one fantastic dip. Plus it’s vegan, gluten free, and nut free too so it’s great for parties. Or just devouring by yourself in the span of three days like I did!

This healthy miso edamame dip is a great alternative to hummus! Vegan and nut free with gluten free option.

Miso Edamame Dip
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This healthy miso edamame dip is a great alternative to hummus! Vegan and nut free with gluten free option.
Yield: ~1.5 cups
  • 1 cup edamame
  • ½ cup cooked green lentils
  • 1.5 tbsp miso
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ - ½ tsp salt
  1. Combine the edamame, lentils, miso, garlic, water, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more salt as needed. Top with freshly ground pepper, cilantro, and a drizzle of olive oil for serving.
*To make recipe gluten free, use gluten free miso.

How do you stay on your A game and get everything done when you’re busy? 


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23 Responses to Miso Edamame Dip

  1. I recognize those mary’s gone crackers ;) Am I right? But back to the dip, looks DEELLICIOUS! I love my edamame, but would never thought of making it into a dip, what a good idea! Would you please join us for meatless monday! I would be honored, this would be a great addition :)

    • Chelsea

      You are right! Love Mary’s Crackers! ;)

      Oops I didn’t get a chance to link up this recipe this week, but I’ll try to remember for my next recipe!!

  2. That edamame dip looks delicious! I love legume-based dips (like HUMMUS).

    When I’m really busy the most important thing I do is plan. I plan my meals, I plan my workouts, I prep my food in advance… And I make the most of my time in the kitchen.

    For example, when I get home from the grocery store, I take 5 extra minutes to chop up some veggies. Also, while I’m cooking something, I wash a few apples and make tomorrow’s lunch. Or instead of spending10 minutes making an omelet (serves 1), I use the same amount of time to make a quiche (6 servings) that I can eat all week. Things like that!

    • Chelsea

      Me too! I seriously always have some kind of bean dip in my fridge!

      Totally agree about planning. I’m definitely going to get back into the habit of planning my meals ahead of time. Because it really sucks coming up from work at 5 pm and not even knowing what you’re making for dinner haha.

  3. Yum- I’ve been eating SO much hummus lately so I am definitely going to put this on my list of things to make soon…love the addition of miso too. For me, making daily to-do lists are a godsend for staying on track and making sure I get everything done, at least the important stuff. Doing as much prep work the night before also helps, even if that means laying out my gym clothes for my workout the next morning. I’m sure once you start working, you’ll fall into a nice routine and make sure you get everything done.

  4. Love ALL the ingredients in this! I am a huge edamame and miso fan! So much flavor.

  5. I have miso in my fridge and I was just thinking about how I needed more recipes to try using it with. Thank you!!

  6. I know what you mean about getting more things done when you actually have more to do! The more packed my schedule is, the more things I seem to get done. But when I have too much free time? I keep putting things off because “I can always do it later,” and nothing ends up getting finished.

    Also… confession: I don’t think I’ve ever tried miso before :shock:

    • Chelsea

      Exactly! Like I feel like I should have accomplished so much more during this period of not having a job, but I didn’t because I let myself relax too much. :P

  7. I can totally relate- The more busy or packed my schedule is, the more efficient- funny how that works. Well, not funny because we don’t get as much done ;)

    SO Glad you posted this- Seeing as you like miso, you’ll love vegemite! Davs said it tasted like miso haha!

  8. It sounds like you’re definitely going to be one busy lady soon! Back when I was working pre-making dinners & snacks like these was a lifesaver!
    Also, this dip looks awesome! I bet it’d be really good with toasted sesame oil & lime for a bit of an Asian-flare!!

  9. I’m definitely the same way – when I’m working I feel so much more productive and motivated and get things done. I’ve never made edamame dip, but I’m intrigued!

  10. Ayngelina

    Looks like such a hearty dip, I’m definitely trying this.

  11. This definitely looks like something I would devour in 3 days as well. I like a touch of miso in my dips, too. Good luck with your new job and welcome back to the grind. :)

  12. I’m just like you, I usually work better when I’m pretty busy. To keep up I usually take at least one night off a week where I just read blogs or books or cook/bake. Find something that you can putter away at that will relax you!

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