Monday, January 7, 2013

Edamame Hummus

I've been buying the edamame hummus from Trader Joe's for a long time, it's my very favorite. But then I realized that frozen edamame is sold everywhere and it's pretty affordable, so I decided to try to make my own but I was afraid it wouldn't be as good. As it turns out it tastes exactly like the store bought variety, delicious.

If you have a high powered blender you can use it for this recipe and you'll get a really creamy texture. If you don't, I would  recommend using a food processor instead because it might be too thick for a regular blender.

12 oz. frozen edamame, blanched in boiling water for 3-4 minutes to thaw
1/4 c. water
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 large lemon, about 1/3 cup
1/3 c. tahini
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

1) Let the edamame cook in a pot of boiling water for about 3-4 minutes and then strain it and rinse with cold water.

2) As the edamame boils add the other ingredients to a blender (liquid first).

3) Once the edamame has been cooked, strain it and rinse it in cold water and then add it to the blender.

4) Blend the mixture in a blender until very smooth, adding more water if necessary to aid in blending and scraping down the sides until blended well.

This makes just over 2 1/2 cups of hummus and is delicious with raw vegetables, or in a wrap with lettuce, olives, peppers, cucumbers, micro greens or sprouts and even baked tofu, or with a garden burger.

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