Welcome to another healthy living recipe with Whole Sisters! Today we present to you our one-of-a-kind “Sisters Holy Eda’mole.” (See what we did there? … Combined “guacamole” with “edamame”? No? Just I thought that was funny? … Ok, awkward … haha back to business). This is a perfect green dish to serve during your festive St. Patrick’s Day party!
Part of the brilliance of this recipe, like all our recipes, is in its simplicity. (Another part comes from pure aesthetics, but our favorite part, as always, is the nutritiousness and deliciousness, but you will see what we mean as we move forward).
First, on your next run to Walmart, Costco, Harmons, Whole Foods, Sprouts, or wherever you pick up your groceries, meander over to the frozen food section where you’d normally go for your ice cream, frozen meal, or popsicle fix, but instead (or in addition to–we aren’t going to judge you), find yourself a bag of pre-shelled edamame. This may be a new purchase for some of you, others of you are already edamame lovers, but for those of you new to the game, welcome. These will change your life! (Ok no promises for life-altering edamame power here, but they are really good!)
Ok, next you will need a healthy-living-lover’s staple. Avocados. Yes, we love our avocados as much as the millennials. Make sure they are ripe avocados. But not too ripe. It is much better to buy avocados that aren’t ready yet and let them sit out for a couple of days than to buy overly ripe ones. They get brown and mushy and don’t smell or taste very good. So pay attention!
Here’s a helpful tip for finding the perfect avocados:
When buying the perfect avocado, put your thumb on the skin and gently push down. If it is rock hard, it isn’t ready yet. If it smooshes in easily, they are too ripe. You want just a gentle give when you press down. Those will be perfect. Remember to use them quickly. Avocados take a while to get ripe, but when they are ripe, they stay good for a day or two (maybe three!) and then they get too soft and gross.
You will also need some seasonings. We use basil, garlic, lime juice, and salt. Best part here is that when you get home, you throw it all together in your food processor with some avocado oil (extra light olive oil is ok, too, if you don’t have any), and you are done!
Look at how pretty it is! Perfectly green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, your new green-inspired living, cinco de Mayo fiesta, a Sunday-after-church snack, or whenever you like. It will be a crowd favorite. At least it is on our homes.
As always, if you try it and like it, or if you have any variations you want to share, please leave us a comment!
- 12 ounces frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 1 ripe avocado
- 8 basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup avocado oil or light olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients into a food processor.
Pulse until a thick consistency is formed, making sure to leave the dip slightly chunky.
Serve immediately with our Homemade Tortilla Chips or veggies.
If wanting a spicy version, just add finely diced jalapeños to taste.