Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Edamame Hummus - Vegan

Yesterday, I posted a recipe for 'Garliciest Garlic Hummus', but I understand that not everyone is a garlic junkie like me... Here's another hummus recipe for you! This one has a much milder flavor and beautiful light green color.

'Edamame' is the Japanese word for soybean. If you are trying to get more soy protein in your diet, eating unprocessed soybean is a much healthier way than buying processed soy products. You can buy frozen edamame with or without shells at Trader Joe's, while fresh ones are also available at oriental grocery stores. You can just boil them and sprinkle a little bit of salt for a snack/appetizer. It's not only delicious and healthy, but also fun to pop edamame beans out of the shells into your mouth!

What goes in your body (vegan):
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • paprika to garnish

You are going to:
  1. Cook edamame according to the package instructions. (Boil 5-10 minutes.)

  2. Chop garlic and parsley in a food processor until very finely chopped.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for 2 tsp olive oil and paprika and process until smooth. 
  4. Spoon hummus into a serving bowl. Drizzle with 2 tsp olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, and serve with fresh vegetables, crackers or pita bread.
Secrets from the chef:
  • You may want to serve with herb or salt crackers since this is very mild flavored hummus. I don't recommend serving along with yesterday's 'Garliciest Garlic Hummus'... (The delicate flavor will be completely overwhelmed by garlic... I'm speaking from experience here.)
Bon appétit! 

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