SAY G00DBYE TO AVOCADO TOAST.
As much as we adore avocado toast, it can get a little boring. This high protein Edamame Spread is such a fun and exciting swap! It has the same creamy texture as mashed avocados but with double the protein, a fraction of the fat, and a totally different taste. If you’re sick of avocado toast or are trying to get in more grams of protein, go whip up this incredibly easy Edamame Spread ASAP.
P.S. This lasts in the fridge without browning like avocados!
How to Make Edamame Spread:
Edamames and Peas
The key components of this edamame spread are edamame beans and peas. I find it easiest to buy them frozen then just heat them up stovetop or in the microwave when you’re ready to make this recipe. Blend with delicious seasonings, plant-based yogurt, and you’ve got yourself a high protein spread you can top on toast or use as a dip. Here are all of the delicious ingredients used:
- Edamame Beans.
- Vegan Yogurt.
- Nutritional Yeast.
- Sea Salt.
Vegan and High Protein Edamame Spread
One of the many reasons I love this Edamame Spread so much is how high protein it can be. It is totally possible to boost your protein intake on a vegan diet, and with a little practice you’ll inherently know which foods will help you reach your goals. Here are a few of the high protein ingredients used in this recipe:
- Edamame. Edamame is a soy-based food that is technically considered a legume. 1 cup contains 17 grams of protein.
- Peas. Have you ever heard of pea toast? It was created as a higher protein and cheaper alternative to avocado toast – just like this recipe! 1 cup of peas contains 8 grams of protein.
- Vegan Yogurt. If you are really looking to go high protein, try Kite Hill’s Protein Yogurt. 2/3 cup contains 17 grams of protein! It tastes just like authentic Greek yogurt but is made from almonds and soy protein.
- Nutritional Yeast. Also known as “nooch”, nutritional yeast is a vegan super ingredient. It has a cheesy taste and 2 tablespoons contain 5 grams of protein.
- Protein Powder. Totally not necessary, and I’m not even including it in the final ingredient list. But if you are looking to get as much protein as possible, add a scoop of protein powder. You won’t even taste it! My favorite vegan protein is from Sprout Living.
- 1 cup Edamame Beans
- 1 cup Green Peas
- 1/2 cup Basil
- 2 tbsp Dill
- 1/2 cup Vegan Yogurt I use Kite Hill's Protein Greek Yogurt
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1/4 Lemon, juice from
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- Lemon Zest optional topping
- Pickled Red Onion optional topping
- Olive Oil optional topping
- Add all of the ingredients except for the toppings to a food processor. Blend until you're left with a super creamy spread. Stop to scrape down the sides of the processor if needed.
- Add to toast and top with lemon zest, pickled onion, and a drizzle of olive oil.
- This spread will keep in the fridge just over a week. Enjoy!