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Edamame hummus

September 19, 2011

We’re hummus eaters. Steve in particular can put it back.

Honestly, I’ve never seen anyone consume copious amounts of any bean product like this guy.

Then guess what happens? I get text messages the following day with complaints of serious stomach problems.

Ya think??

My girlfriend served this hummus a few weeks ago which she purchased from Costco. It was delicious. I had to make it and I wondered if this little substitution would solve the future bean issues I will inevitably hear about.

Per 1/2 cup:  Edamame                                    Per 1/2 cup: Chick peas

  • 100-130 calories                                      143 calories
  • 9 g carbohydrate                                      27 g carbohydrate
  • 8-11 g protein                                            6 g protein
  • 3 g fat                                                           1.5 g fat
  • 4 g fiber                                                       5 g fiber

Nope. Get out the beano!

Edamame Hummus

  • 2 bags of frozen edamame 454g or two 1 lb bags (leave the bag on the counter for 1 hour to defrost)
  • *1 large head of roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 t salt
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 cup water or more if you prefer a thinner consistency
  • 2 T oil
  • the juice of 1 or 2 lemons depending on how tart you like it


*to prepare roasted garlic, slice the head off at the pointy side.  Pour 1 tsp of olive oil over the head of garlic and wrap in a small piece of foil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Unwrap the foil and when garlic has cooled, simply squeeze the soft cloves out of the skin.

Begin by adding the edamame into a food processor and pulse a few times.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until very smooth. This makes a very thick hummus which is how we like it but feel free to add more water or olive oil to thin it out.

This made a big batch which I always do with hummus because it freezes so well. Use it for a dip with falafels, veggies or tortillas, make a roasted vegetable sandwich spread thick with hummus or eat with a spoon like the man does.

But I warned you.

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