Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Edamame Hummus

I have often had people ask how I post at the same time everyday. 6:00 am everyday, I get up and push "publish". Actually, I schedule everything, sometimes weeks in advance. Like this post, I wrote this a while ago.

I spend a lot of evenings sitting with my laptop, tapping away about a tsp of this and a cup of that. At this moment, I am sitting with Ethan as he crunches away on his sunflower seeds. He is totally addicted to those. Zotes are his favorite. We are watching the second season of "Lost". And all I can think of is how freaking twisted this show is. I can't even think about this yummy hummus. I cannot think of how great is tastes with some tortillas. Wait, yes I can. It was delightful. I made this and then brought it to the park so that I could snack while Jack went down slides and threw bark at other kids. Van likes hummus, but only when I put it on a spoon and feed it to him. Is it okay for me to give my baby an occasional spoonful of hummus? Well, I do it because he likes it. And I love doing things that Van likes because it makes him smile and his smile is infectious.

1 lb frozen shelled edamame, about 3 cups
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup tahini paste
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
A small handful of chopped fresh parsley

In a medium pot of salted water set on high, boil the edamame. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain into a colander and run under cold water until no longer hot and drain.

Pour edamame in the bowl of a food processor. Add the water, tahini, lemon juice and zest, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander and olive oil. Process until smooth. If it appears thick, add a little more water while the machine is on.

Transfer hummus to a shallow dish. Drizzle on a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve with vegetables for dipping or pita bread.


Sweet Pea Chef said...

I think you forwarded to me a similar recipe which is still in my (ever growing) "things to try" pile.

This looks great...

katers said...

Okay, I'm going to reveal my cooking ignorance here....but what are edamame, and tahini paste and where do I find them? (I'm guessing freezer section for the edamame?) I haven't had hummus in like a million years, but I remember liking it, so I'd like to try this. Thanks! Love your blog by the way......My husband doesn't even bother to ask anymore where I've gotten a new recipe from. He knows that it's usually from here!

Gaby said...

I am obsessed with hummus... and usually I just buy it from the farmers market but this recipe looks like a must try in my own kitchen!

mcassidy25 said...

I've only ever done hummus with chick peas, but I love edamame (eat it like popcorn...) and I'm definitely going to try!! Thanks!

Maria said...

I've made a similar recipe before. Loved it. Will be trying yours soon!

Misti said...

Ok, I'm not the only crazy one asking this question, but yeah where do you find the tahini paste? I was looking around the market a few weeks ago, tried spices and international and nada.

I would love to make hummus...someday.

rabidrunner said...

Lost saved my marriage. It's true.

Shayne said...

I so have to try this. my daughter loves edamame and my son love hummus, what could be a better combo

cat+tadd said...

This stuff is finger-lickin' good. I'd eat it plain, Van has it right.