Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Edamame Hummus

Yesterday, my daughters and I stopped at Costco on the way home from school.  As we walked through the freezer section, I spotted a box of organic shelled edamame.  My daughters loved edamame in any form, so I decided to buy it and make edamame hummus. 

 I will not buy edamame (young soybeans) anymore if it is not labeled organic or non-GMO.  Same thing with corn.  Yep, I saw the movie Food, Inc., and it has had an impact on what I buy at the grocery store.  

My edamame hummus did not turn out as smooth as I would have liked because I decided to blend it with my stick blender, which is never the best choice.  My NutriBullet was out of commission, and I was afraid all the ingredients wouldn't fit in my tiny food processor.  My kids weren't complaining though.  They loved it and asked to take it for lunch today.

Edamame Hummus


1 lb organic shelled edamame -- cooked & cooled
1/4 C olive oil
Juice of one lemon -- 2 to 3 tablespoons
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper


Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. 

Recipe Notes

We ate our edamame hummus with corn chips, and rotisserie chicken from Costco.

The chips in the picture are The Better Chip beet corn chips.  They are certified gluten free and non-GMO, and are made in a nut-free environment.  Ingredients:  corn masa flour, beet, sunflower, safflower and/or canola oil, and sea salt.  I purchased them at The Fresh Market. 

Edamame hummus would also be good served with sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives.

I got the idea to make edamame hummus from my mom a couple of years ago, so I texted her last night to see what she eats it with.  Here's what she said:

Me -- I made edamame hummus tonight.  What do you do with it?
Mom -- Put it in the refrigerator.  (She's a funny lady, my mom)
Me -- No, I meant what do you eat it with....lol
Mom -- I usually eat it with tuna, but you can eat it with any meat or with crackers.  I like to eat it plain.  It's yum.
Me -- Tuna out of a can or fresh tuna?
Mom -- Fresh.  I don't eat tuna out of a can.
Me -- Snob
Mom -- You got it

So, I hope that gives you some ideas for what to do with edamame hummus, if you choose to make it.  :-)

Last night, I considered changing my mom's basic recipe up a bit by adding a can of cannellini beans and/or two tablespoons of tahini, but I settled on kicking it up a bit with some black pepper.  If I add those ingredients the next time I make edamame hummus, I will definitely be increasing the amount of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper I use.


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