Edamame Hummus Recipe

written by Lisa Guy

Edamame Hummus

Credit: Lisa Guy

Edamame (soybeans) are a phyto-oestrogenic food rich in isoflavones. These are compounds that have a weak oestrogenic effect and bind to oestrogen receptors in the body. Including these foods in your diet can help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. Always buy organic soybeans when you can so you know they’re not genetically modified.

Serves: 4



  • 1 tin organic chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 heaped tbsp tahini
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • Sesame seeds, for topping
  1. Place all ingredients except sesame seeds in food processor and blend to smooth consistency.
  2. Add extra water if hummus is too thick.
  3. Top with sesame seeds and serve.

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .