Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus
I am in India for the next three weeks, but before saying goodbye I wanted to leave you with one of my most favorite and versatile dishes: my three-soy hummus.

I must admit I jumped the gun on this one when I posted my edamame pesto recipe. That recipe was actually inspired by this three-soy hummus which is a very easy, very delicious and very, very nutritious dish. It acts great as a spread for wraps or as an appetizer with whole-wheat pita or crackers, but I usually pick up a spoon and eat it like ice-cream. Yes, it’s that good.

I would normally use soft tofu for the hummus, but I happened to only have some silken firm tofu in my refrigerator which has been depleted quite a bit because of the upcoming travel. The firm tofu worked very well and gave the hummus an interesting texture while not really taking away from that creamy mouth-feel.

I call this a three-soy hummus because of the three different soy products I use in it: edamame or soybeans, tofu, and mild miso. Miso is a paste made with fermented soybeans and is rich in enzymes that aid digestion. It is salty, so go slow on the salt in the hummus. I usually don’t add any at all. Also, vegans and vegetarians might want to get a good look at the label when you buy miso, because some brands do use non-vegetarian ingredients.

I hope you enjoy this very special recipe.

Edamame Hummus
 
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shelled edamame beans, thawed if frozen then steamed with a couple of tablespoons of water in a microwave for a couple of minutes
  • 2 cups soft or firm tofu, depending on how creamy you want the texture to be
  • 1 tbsp mild miso paste
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds, powdered
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (use more or less per your taste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, if needed
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Could it be any easier?
  2. Enjoy!
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20 thoughts on “Edamame Hummus

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    Vani

    May 3, 2008 at 9:42pm

    Never thought of hummus with edamame! Recipe sounds great! Have a fabulous trip to India!

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    Madhavi

    May 3, 2008 at 9:44pm

    Wonderful recipe vaishali, very healthy and looks delicious!!! have fun in india..

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    Cham

    May 3, 2008 at 9:58pm

    Looks gorgeous this hummus, Wish a Happy Journey :)

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    Uma

    May 3, 2008 at 10:23pm

    that’s a healthy recipe, Vaishali! looks wonderful. Have a fun-filled trip to India.

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    LisaRene

    May 4, 2008 at 7:53am

    Wonderful twist to hummus. Thanks for sharing :)

    Off to India for 3 weeks, how romantic!

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    Madhu

    May 4, 2008 at 8:37am

    Interesting recipe Vaishali. Have a good time in India. Bon Voyage.

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    ANJALI J.

    May 4, 2008 at 3:55pm

    Wow, enjoy ur holidays in India.. HUMMUS looks delcious.. i never tried hummus till now.. i bet it tastes great.

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    Lavi

    May 7, 2008 at 6:21pm

    Enjoy Your stay at India..Vaishali Iam Tagging You to do a Meme. Check my Blog.

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    Priya

    May 15, 2008 at 10:06pm

    Missing your vegan recipes. have a memorable stay in India but come back soon.
    I have an award for you in my blog check it out :-) You certainly deserve it my dear.

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    Anardana

    May 26, 2008 at 1:04am

    Have a great trip! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Nidia

    March 29, 2010 at 12:17am

    I JUST made this 3-soy hummus and it is AWESOME! Thank you for creating and sharing your recipes. I only discovered your blog this past week – can’t believe I never came across it before. Enjoying your blog and can’t wait to try more recipes. Thanks!! ‘soy’ grateful ;)

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