Edamame Hummus

If you don’t know, edamame are scrumptious little devils. I usually get the privilege to eat them at sushi restaurants. They are usually steamed and sprinkled with kosher salt. I could seriously eat them all day. And as good as they are on their own, they are also wonderful in this Asian twist on traditional hummus with edamame, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and oil.

You can usually find edamame in the frozen vegetable section at the grocery store. They are sold in their pods or shelled. When I am simply eating them as a snack I prefer to eat the pods but when I want to add them to things, like this hummus, I really to recommend buying the shelled variety. It makes things a whole lot easier.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup shelled edamame cooked according to package directions and cooled
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons tahnini
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients in a food processor and process until well blended. With food processor running, slowly drizzle in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Taste test for salt and consistency. If you would like it a little smoother, return lid to food processor and turn on then slowly drizzle remaining olive oil.
  2. Season to taste with salt. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://www.freshnewengland.blogspot.com El

    Great idea. Looks delicious!

  • http://heylovedc.tumblr.com @heylovedc

    I love it! Especially because I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Thank you!

  • http://myspicykitchen.wordpress.com usha

    Interesting recipe! Never thought of edamame hummus! I love eating edamame as a snack though!

  • http://www.seapointfarms.com David A.

    Edamame and hummus, two of my favorite things! Great recipe idea, thanks! I work with Seapoint Farms, we manufacture edamame in the United States and love coming across recipes like this!

  • http://myfabulousrecipes.blogspot.com/ Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes

    Wow, what a great recipe! I heard edamame is one of the healthiest things you can eat. This looks fabulous.

  • http://eyecandy.nanakaze.net Jojo Krang

    Great idea. Looks delishious and filling. That’s definitely something I could grow addicted to. I guess you could call this an international fusion dish :-) Maybe I’ll try this with black sesame paste instead of tahini, too.

  • Bridgett

    This is absolutely killer!!!

  • http://www.apronadventures.com Lindsay

    What a great twist, I love this! I’ve been making hummus a lot lately for snacks at work, AND I already have frozen edamame for the taking in my freezer. Will have to give this one a shot this weekend- thanks!

  • http://sherrystartscooking.blogspot.com/ Sherry

    I found a tub of this at a Trader Joe’s but it’s a bit of a drive to get to. I LOVED it!!! I wish I could eat it everydayyyyyyy!

  • Brooke

    I am SOOOO excited to hear that someone else eats the pods….. people look at me like I’m crazy because I truly LOVE the salty goodness of those pods!

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