Edamame Hummus (Ellie Krieger)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Food Librarian - Edamame Hummus

Yo Soy lover of Soy.

Come on, I'm Japanese American and grew up eating tofu by the square plastic tub-full. If my family laid those out cartons end to end, I'm sure we could reach the moon and back.

And I love the edamame. I just like saying the name. I like eating the whole edamame with sea salt and popping those beans out of their pod.

And I love hummus. Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans and me are friends. You remember Little House on the Prairie? Laura Ingalls' husband was Almanzo Wilder. My "English is my Second Language" mom always (I mean always) called him "Garbanzo." I can't look at hummus without thinking of Pa, Ma, Mary and Half-Pint.

So, when I saw this double soy delight by everyone's favorite Ellie Krieger, I was sold.

Food Librarian - Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus
From Ellie Krieger

2 cups shelled edamame, cooked according to package directions (for this recipe, I bought the shelled edamame, not the whole beans)

1 cup silken tofu, briefly drained of excess liquid
(I used Mori-Nu Silken Soft Tofu. 1 cup is about 1/2 a package.)

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

3 cloves garlic (Holy smokes, I used too much garlic or my cloves were extra large. I would cut this in half and then add more if necessary)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice, plus more, to taste

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, plus more, for garnish

I whirled it all in a food processor for 2-3 minutes. Added lots of black pepper and topped with extra edamame.

Food Librarian - Edamame Hummus
I sliced some cucumbers for a super low-fat "chip." Make this delicious double soy treat!
It's Soy Soy good. (ha ha ha)

Edamame Hummus From Ellie Krieger/FoodNetwork Website
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Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! I'm in love with this already. I can't wait to try it. And I was looking for an easy Asian inspired appetizer to serve for an Asian inspired picnic. This will be perfect.

thefattyreader said... [Reply to comment]

I understand about the "english as a second language" mother...that thing about garbanzo is hilarious! Thanks for sharing...I love hummus and soy too. :)

April Marie Claire said... [Reply to comment]

You have brought hummus to a whole new level!!!!! I lOVE IT! Is is so J-hummus!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

really interesting !

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love edamame hummus. I love that you took the healthy route and served it with cukes.

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

oh looks SO delicious!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know why Garbanzo made me laugh so hard when I read your post this morning, but it did. Maybe because I always thought that Almanzo was such a funny name when I was younger (I loved those books so much).
That hummus is the prettiest green color and I love the idea of serving it with cucumber chips.

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

oooh, it's such a pretty color. I'd try it based on that alone.

Treehouse Chef said... [Reply to comment]

This really looks delicious. I love hummus too! And who could watch little house on the praire without weeping.

Creative Classroom Core said... [Reply to comment]

I have a hummus addiction, yet havnt tried this kind yet! I will have to make it soon! Love those healthy ingredients!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said... [Reply to comment]

I bet that tastes unbelievable!!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Wow. Pretty. I have got to make this.

luvlyloops said... [Reply to comment]

I've tried the Trader Joes' version and that's tasty, but this is super fresh so I will try it. Thanks for the tip.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm love edamame! The dip looks gorgeous. I've seen this dip before and you've reminded me that I really must make it soon!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

At first glance, I thought that was a big slab of butter but then I read your recipe and saw it was soy. Whew! Looks so yummy. Loved your story about "Garbanzo." Ha, ha, ha! xoxo Racheal

Magdalena Rojas said... [Reply to comment]

Looks so healthily delicious!
thanks for sharing :)

Kerstin said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous hummus, I love edamame too!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

The colors are so lovely.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen this recipe and really wanted to try it. I made a similar dip with edamame and loved it!
It looks beautiful and I love that you used a healthy dipper.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I love that she called him Garbanzo!! Thanks for that laugh! I've been meaning to try this one, too. Thanks for the tip on the garlic.

veggie wedgie said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! I love saying these two words : edamame & garbanzo! They make me happy

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I have made a similar version. I love the green color. Great photos!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

YUM! It sounds wonderful! I'll have to try it.

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! I love Ellie.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

This looks great! I'm allergic to tahini so this hummus sounds right up my alley:)

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I'm such an Edamame lover. This looks great.

Rena said... [Reply to comment]

Hooray! I've had edamame hummus at Rice in Brooklyn a couple of times, but I've never tried making it. This is super simple, and I have all of the ingredients on hand!

oneordinaryday said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know which I liked best - the story or the recipe. I'm bookmarking it and definitely trying it soon. Thank you!!

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

I love edamame too... and I absolutely love the color of this dip! I'm going to make it for my edamame-loving friends this summer to see if they can tell what it is!

Coco Cake Land said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous color! great photos... i had edamame homous in hawaii last summer and really wanted to make it. yum!

Ellen Zames said... [Reply to comment]

I love edamame and never thought of making it into a hummus. It looks delicious.

My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share this or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.


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