Edamame beans, also known as soybeans, are a common, healthy snack in our home. They’re packed with fiber, protein and iron. So it’s especially good because most of the family is vegetarian. To change things a little, I removed the thick velvety shells and made edamame hummus. The spread is made the same way I would make regular garbanzo hummus, except that I flavored it with feta cheese for a creamier texture.
I left the edamame hummus on the table while preparing dinner. Everyone spread it on warm pieces of garlic bread. It’s a great way to keep everyone patient while I’m getting dinner ready. If you’re planning on serving it for a party, you could create crostini appetizers. They’re always a hit!
1. Info for Edamame Hummus Recipe
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- Servings: 6
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2. Ingredients for Edamame Hummus Recipe
- 1 (12-ounce) package edamame beans (about 2 cups), frozen
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, to taste
- 2 pickled shallots (or garlic), thinly sliced (see tips)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon walnut oil (optional)
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- juice of a lime
- ½ teaspoon paprika, optional
- For the edamame beans: Place a steamer basket over a good amount of water in a large saucepan. Add the edamame beans to the basket. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Drain and shell the soybeans, then immediately transfer them into a cold water bath. Drain and pat dry on a towel. Season with ¼ teaspoon of salt. Set aside. Reserve a few beans for garnish.
- In a food processor, combine the edamame beans, pickled shallots (or garlic), ¼ teaspoon paprika (if used), crumbled feta, lime juice, walnut oil and extra-virgin olive oil. Pulse until smooth. (if the spread is too thick, add up to 2-3 tablespoons of water). Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer to a bowl.
- Dust with a little paprika (if used) using a fine mesh shaker or a strainer. Garnish with the reserved edamame beans.
- Serve at room temperature.
- Bon appétit!