By Food*Dude

Pssst… Have you heard of the impending avocado shortage? Due to the record drought in California and hugely increased demand, avocado supply is expected to be tight this spring. Your guacamole is at stake here people!

This is terrible timing what with the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo right around the corner. Tortilla chips, nachos, and burritos just aren't the same without that creamy, green goodness.

What if guacamole could be made without avocadoes? What if guacamole could even be made healthier? What if guacamole could be made with…soybeans?

Well, that got rid of most of my readers. I'd like to thank the both of you for sticking around to hear me out.

Don't think tofu, we're using edamame! Edamole is a straightforward guacamole recipe complete with flavors of cumin and spicy chipotle chile pepper, but one where shelled edamame beans take the place of avocado. This guacamole has less fat and nearly twice the fiber of the traditional recipe.

The key to a nice, creamy Edamole that will rival avocado guacamole is a good blender. You want to puree this at a high speed with sharp blades to get this nice and smooth. A bit of water pureed in at the end will lighten the texture and make it as creamy as possible. The recipe submitter recommends rounding out the recipe with a bit of lemon juice and freshly chopped cilantro too.

Edamame Dip (Edamole)

Give it a try and let us know what you think. Just imagine, you could be the hero of the Super Bowl party with a gigantic bowl of creamy, green dip. Your guests will never suspect.

...Or will they?