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Edamame Hummus

We love hummus at our house. This recipe is a scrumptious and refreshing twist on an old favorite, and it's a wonderful way to incorporate healthy soy into our diets. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • Assorted fresh vegetables
  • Rice crackers

Directions

  • Microwave edamame, covered, on high until tender, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add the next 8 ingredients. Process until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables and rice crackers.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Edamame—soybeans that are harvested early, before the beans become hard—are a popular Asian food. The young beans are parboiled and frozen to retain their freshness. Look for them in the freezer section of grocery and health food stores.
  • Known as a good source of fiber, protein, calcium and vitamin C, edamame are a tasty addition to soups, salads and main dishes. They are also delicious eaten alone as a healthy snack.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 167 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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