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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hummus, Day 2 - Edamame

Happy leap day to one and all.

How do you plan to celebrate?

Personally, I'm really not in the mood to propose to a man the one day I'm permitted by folklore.


So, instead, I intend to ring in the day with the remains of the edamame hummus made last night.

It has absolutely nothing to do with leap year, that's correct.

But it's creamy, refreshing, a touch spicy and exactly what I want.

Maybe you should too.

Edamame Hummus
Servings: About 1 1/2 cups total, so 6-1/4 cup servings


1 1/2 cups edamame, shelled
2 tablespoons tahini
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp wasabi powder
1 tsp Tabasco
1 tsp olive oil

To Do

In food processor, pulse garlic cloves until chopped fine

Add remaining ingredients and pulse until at desired consistency.

I started by adding half a teaspoon of salt and then added more to taste. It truly just depends on how salty you prefer your hummus.


The team, sans a few belated members
My ode to Kermit
Color coordination at its finest
Notes on Taste and Texture

This hummus is incredibly creamy and smooth.

It's actually like soy-flavored edible velvet at its finest.

Taste-wise, it's like a melting pot - a little bit of tahini, a lot of refreshing edamame, ginger and lemon, and all sorts of different kicks from the Tabasco, chili powder and wasabi. I wouldn't call it a killer, just a nice 'lil tap.

It also happens to be seriously low calorie. For 1/4 cup, you'll only commit 100 calories and get back a full 7 grams of protein.

Up Next

Hummus 3.0.

Food for Thought

In the US, someone born on a leap day is officially considered 18 on March 1st.

I find this upsetting.

What do you think?


  1. GAH I need to buy tahini. loving all these iterations of the hums.

    in terms of leap year? the tradition and lore is darling, except for one big problem - DIAMOND. yeah.

    we need an email catch up date soon on general non-blog life haps, pls?

  2. Yes, indeed you DO miss BHB.

    Diamonds...curse them all, no?

    I'm 99% certain I sent you an email. Please kindly confirm at your earliest convenience.