Guacamame Spicy Edamame Dip

April 22, 2014 in

Meet Guacamole’s “slimmer” half-sister—Guacamame. Equally green, she is made with a blend of edamame (soy beans) and tofu (also pretty much soy beans), so she boasts 40% fewer calories and 70% less fat than her avocado-based brethren. Because of her link to the legumes, Guacamame’s verdant hue is more of a virtue—i.e., even when exposed to air, she stays bright and very green.

In spite of her svelte profile, Guacamame is full-flavored and bold. Like a true Guac, she's a lively dip with a “let’s salsa” seasoning profile. Mixed with tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, garlic powder, cilantro and cumin, she's zesty. In fact, her surname is Spicy Edamame Dip. She can tango with tortilla chips, and she's delicious with pita bites, crudités, sandwich wraps or burritos.

Coquettish. Agile. Guacamame—she’s as smooth as she sounds.

Now that we’ve completed the online dating profile for our Guacamame Spicy Edamame Dip (wink), let’s talk about how we found it. Our buyer discovered Guacamame at a food show in Los Angeles and was smitten by its attributes, as described above. When he presented it to the tasting panel, he repeatedly explained that there were no avocados used to make this dip. No avocados. No avocados. The panel was flummoxed by the green, spicy dip—how could it taste so much like a delicious guacamole and have no avocados? They got over it (quickly). Embracing the edamameness and all that it brings to Guacamame—or doesn’t in the case of calories and fat—they said, yes! Dip it. Especially at our great price of $2.99 for a 12-ounce container of Guacamame Spicy Edamame Dip.

INGREDIENTS:

Edamame (Soybean), Water, Tofu (Water, Soybeans, Calcium Sulfate), Tomatoes (Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Salt, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Pickled Jalapeño Peppers (Jalapeño Peppers, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Garlic, Calcium Chloride), Onion, Vegetable Color (Red Cabbage Extract, Turmeric), Modified Tapioca Starch and Tapioca Maltodextrin, Salt, Cultured Cane Sugar (for Added Freshness), Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Cilantro, Cumin. CONTAINS SOY.