Hello Spring!! We have all been waiting!
Since hummus' popularity has grown over the years you can now find grocery store's shelves packed with all kinds of flavors and types. Some good but mostly all kinds of acidic ones and packed with all sorts of unnatural ingredients to create these wild flavors. I am a huge fan of hummus (& mediterranean food in general) and try to be as aware as possible of the ingredients I put into my body, so I re-created a favorite flavor of mine: Edamame Hummus. Easy to make at home with only using a handful of natural ingredients that pack a bunch of flavor!
What you'll need:
1 cup shelled organic edamame (thawed if frozen)
3/4 cup organic chickpeas, drained & rinsed well
1/2 cup organic tahini
1 lemon, squeezed
2 Tablespoons extra virigin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons ground cumin (to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
Dash dried oregeno
1 clove garlic, crushed
Smoked paprika, for garnish
Set up food processor with bottom s-blade.
Place all ingredients in food processor.
Blend until smooth - adding additional lemon juice, olive oil, or spices until desired taste and texture.
Tip: Adding a tablespoon of water will help smooth it out if needed.
Plate and garnish with desired olive oil and smoked paprika. Serve with your favorite fresh vegetables, pita bread/chips, or use as a spread for sandwiches or a side with chicken or beef.
See, easy? ENJOY!