Hummus is a food that no matter what age people are when they first discover it, they fall in love. OK, maybe not everybody, but I certainly find hummus to be an “everybody loves….” food among people I know. Kenya loved it from his very first bite at 12 months and my father-in-law still devours it at age… well, I can’t tell you his age, he’s my father in law. For those of you who haven’t discovered this delicious dish yet, hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas. It’s healthy, full of flavor and versatile — I use it as a dip, as a spread on sandwiches, or just enjoy it on its own.
One of Kenya’s favorite snacks is edamame, so I thought I’d try a variation on the classic hummus recipe and make it for him with edamame instead of chickpeas. Kenya was in heaven with the final result — the bright green color and creamy texture has a ton of eye and taste appeal for kids. And I was thrilled knowing it’s a great source of iron, vitamin C and protein for my growing boy. With kids, I find hummus very useful as a dip. it’s a great way to try to get even the most resistant little ones to take their veggies and dunk away!
- 2 cups edamame, hulled (I use frozen and defrost it)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- juice of 1 small lemon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 small garlic clove
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
- Serve with vegetables or crackers for dipping.
Wow. Just made this today and it’s wonderful. Hope there’s still some left when my kiddo gets home. Thanks for the great recipe!
Healthy is definitely the way to go and I didn’t realize how different the Edamame makes it it came out thicker and almost like a stronger flavor – love it. Being healthy has never been this good.
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This is so good! Both of my kids ate it! 😮
Hi Amy-Thanks for your comment! Yes, peslae do use the recipe with credit to me. Thank you very much!The drink you describe sounds great. It may work for someone who is not a heavy sweater and in certain climates, but yes, I think a little more salt would be best for most people around here.Take care, Hana
I made this using one cup edemame and one cup chickpeas…turned out delicious!
I assume I cook the edamame first? And is that two cups of just the beans or measured while the beans are still in the pods? Thanks!
I was out of tahini and this still tasted great!
Success! Babies (well one in particular) love it!
Combine my sons two favorite foods? Can’t wait…just have to go buy Tahini
I’ve never been a fan of hummus, but I just may have to give this one a try. I love edamame!
Oh this sounds great. Trader Joe’s makes yummy edamame hummus, but alas we have no TJ’s in my town and prefer to make my hummus from scratch. I will definitely be giving this one a try. Thanks!