This Edamame Dip with Gorgonzola and Harissa Oil is creamy, savory, nutty, and utterly can’t-stop-dipping delicious! It looks fancy but could not be easier, coming together in minutes in the food processor. The edamame beans have a mild, slightly nutty flavor. The gorgonzola brings the pop with a more sharp and salty flavors. Then a perfect finish with the slightly spicy Harissa Oil drizzle on top.
The texture is perfect with a hearty and textured bite from the edamame and creaminess from the gorgonzola. This is a must-make appetizer for entertaining or anytime-snack during the week.
GREAT SOURCE FOR PROTEIN & MORE!
Edamame, or soybeans, are packed with complete protein (18g per cup), but also fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K! Unlike other beans, like black beans or chickpeas, edamame is very low in carbs. Check out all of the health benefits.
So, that means this is great dip to not only snack on, but to also make part of your meal. You can add it to sandwiches, salads, top toast, and so much more.
To make this the easiest recipe ever, all you need is a food processor and my go-to mini food processor was perfect for the job.
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PREP AHEAD STEPS FOR EDAMAME DIP
This Edamame Dip couldn’t be easier and the entire thing can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 5-6 days. Just buy the frozen or fresh shelled edamame beans and toss them with the other ingredients into the mini food processor and blend until smooth.
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Can I use a cheese other than Gorgonzola?
Yep! You will want to use a full-flavored and creamy cheese that can easily blend in. The Edamame don’t have much flavor so you really need a cheese that stands out. You could use a goat cheese, taleggio, or even a soft feta. You can also use a hard cheese if you shred it first, such a parmesan or manchego.
What is Harissa?
Harissa is middle eastern hot chili pepper blend that is typically found in paste form, but can also be found in a powder. It usually has red peppers, hot peppers, cumin, coriander, and garlic, among other ingredients. It isn’t too hot, but really adds a nice kick to this dip. You could swap the Harissa with Sriracha or other hot sauce mixed with olive oil.
Make the Harissa Oil by mixing the Harissa Powder with the Olive Oil.
I like to scoop the dip onto a plate or into a bowl and create texture on top with the spoon. Then drizzle the Harissa oil on top. Garnish with chopped chives.
Serve with pita, crackers, bread, or any veggies you like! Enjoy!
Edamame Dip with Gorgonzola
This Edamame Dip with Gorgonzola and Harissa Oil is creamy, savory, nutty, and utterly can't-stop-dipping delicious! It looks fancy but could not be easier, coming together in minutes in the food processor. The edamame beans have a mild, slightly nutty flavor. The gorgonzola brings the pop with a more sharp and salty flavors. Then a perfect finish with the slightly spicy Harissa Oil drizzle on top. #edamame #dips #appetizers
- 1 cup Edamame Beans, shelled
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 tbsp for edamame, 2 for Harissa Oil)
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Gorgonzola Cheese
- 2 tbsp Chives, rough chopped (1 tbsp for dip, 1 tbsp for garnish)
- 1/2 tsp Harissa Powder
Add all ingredients to a mini food processor and blend until smooth. Taste the dip and add more gorgonzola if you like!
Make the Harissa Oil by combining 2 tbsp of olive oil with 1/2 tsp Harissa powder.
Scoop the Dip onto a plate or into a bowl and create texture on top with the spoon. Then drizzle the Harissa oil on top. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve with pita, crackers, bread, or any veggies you like!