Make hummus at home!
Have you ever eaten hummus? Hummus is a traditional dish from the Middle East/North Africa that is made with chickpeas. It’s the perfect creamy dip for crackers and vegetables. In fact, over 15 million Americans say that they eat hummus, so you are in good company if you have tried hummus before. If not, you can definitely find this tasty snack in your local grocery store and in restaurants. Hummus can be purchased in those places, but it can also be made at home. We love this recipe for Homemade Edamame Hummus.
If you’ve had hummus on your radar for quite some time, you’ve probably begun to see all the different variations at your grocery store. There’s hummus made with black beans, white beans, and… edamame! Edamame is a type of fresh bean that is also an April Foods of the Month. It’s also a perfect base for this Homemade Edamame Hummus recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen edamame, shelled
- 1/4 cup tahini or creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice (or the juice of 1 lemon)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. fresh parsey, chopped
- Boil the edamame in water for 4 to 5 minutes, or microwave in a microwave safe dish for 2 to 3 minutes.
- In a food processor, blend together the edamame, tahini/peanut butter, water, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt, and cumin until smooth. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and mix until combined.
- Transfer to a small bowl, stir in the parsley and drizzle with remaining oil and garnish with extra parsley and full edamame beans.
- Serve with carrots, celery, cucumbers, olive and crackers.