East meets West… One scoop of this Amazing Japanese Ginger Dressing with Savory Edamame Hummus will send you around the world. Take your traditional chips, wontons, plantain chips and plain ‘ol veggies to the next level with these dips!
What Do These Hummus and Ginger Dips Taste Like?
This unconventional union packs flavor beyond your expectations. As the first bite hits your tongue, your taste buds will ask, “Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Latin, Southwestern…? WHAT is it?” It’s a true fusion between a hummus and a guacamole, both modestly tame fare and an explosion of sweet, citrus ginger! And most exciting of all, with a blender, it’s extremely simple to make.
How Did You Come Up With Edamame Hummus?
My first foray with Edamame Hummus was at a Japanese restaurant. The flavor was absolutely delicious, but as I ruminated, I realized it could be accompanied with something a bit more vibrant… As I scouted, our little four-top the light clicked! This wonderfully, quaint Japanese restaurant made a delicious, slightly sweet ginger dressing! The combination brought the Edamame Hummus to a new level of deliciousness. So much so that we thought about licking the bowl. Deciding that would be in poor taste, we agreed to let the server clear the dish with the promise to re-create it at home. Although they served it with wonton chips (supposedly gluten free….but I’m still suspicious), we served ours with plantain chips and thought it a smashing success.
How About The Ginger Dressing?
The Japanese Ginger Dressing is very similar to the type they serve on a house salad at a Hibachi restaurant. Yet, this multifaceted sauce recipe is the best version of that house salad dressing, with a little extra punch of orange & carrot. We love having this dressing around to top salads, but we also ate it straight off of the plantain chips as well and enjoyed it just as much.
There’s A Lil Extra Benefit To Eating These!
Not only are both of these dips delicious, but they are also low in calories and LOADED with antioxidants. Accordion to this article from Health Magazine, edamame has an incredible list of health benefits including but not limited to being rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber as well as lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar. Another article from Health Magazine says that ‘ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.’. It goes on to list another 11 health benefits to eating this spice – including to help fight nausea. Have a pregnant friend? Send some of this dip her way!
Tips and Tricks for Making Amazing Japanese Ginger Dressing with Savory Edamame Hummus
- We frequently recommend using pastes when you can’t find fresh spices, but not for this ginger dip. You need to get the ginger root that is found in the vegetable or fresh spice area of your grocery store. No need to use a vegetable peeler to take the skin off, instead, the skin on ginger is relatively easy to take off, so just run a spoon along the edges and the skin will peel away.
- Both recipes call for a blender or food processor to mix them up. This makes it pretty easy and quick to make. We recommend throwing some water and a little soap in the blender between making the two sauces and running it to clean the blender. Rinse thoroughly and your blender is ready for round 2! If you don’t have a blender that you love, we absolutely LOVE this Vitamix. It’s a little more pricey, but mine has been used frequently for 7 years and shows no signs of slowing down.
- You can buy edamame in the shells (and it is very good this way) but since this recipe calls for de-shelled edamame, you can buy de-shelled edamame in the frozen section of your local grocery store. This will be a big time saver!
- Here are some plantain chips that we like! You can also buy a veggie tray and use our dips for that instead. Bring these to a party with a mixture of items to dip!
- The Japanese dressing lasts about 2 weeks in the fridge. The biggest factor in it turning is the orange juice, it’ll start to taste boozy. The Edamame Hummus will last a week in the fridge, we haven’t managed to keep a batch longer (due to my family’s appetite).
If you like this Asian inspired type food, try out Fresh and Vibrant Vietnamese Braised Lemongrass Pork or Northern Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps!
Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be interesting to read through content from other writers and use something from their websites.
You come up with the most beautiful presentations and delicious tasting dishes. Thank you.