Perfect as a hearty snack or light lunch, this homemade sesame edamame hummus recipe is packed with protein, fiber and heart healthy fats.
This month’s recipe redux is all about DIY recipes so I’m showing you how to make hummus. Though it’s easy enough to buy a tub of hummus at the supermarket, there’s nothing like making your own. You control the salt, the spice, the oil and you get to add as much or as little garlic as you’d like. If you’re not a fan of chickpeas, the traditional beans used to make hummus, use something else. White beans and black beans are both great choices but I decided to try edamame.
If you didn’t know, edamame is just another word for soybeans. You can buy them already shelled fresh in the produce department or frozen. A great source of protein and fiber, soybeans are an excellent snack on their own and a satisfying addition to salads and stir-fries.
This was my first time making hummus from scratch and my first time making tahini too. To make the tahini, I toasted white sesame seeds to a deep dark brown which added a rich flavor to the paste. The final tahini pictures didn’t turn out so great so I’ll have to show you that one another time. But here’s how I made the hummus.
Put everything in the food processor… OK. Don’t stop reading. I promise, this is a legit reason to drag out (and have to clean) the food processor. I found it’s the best way to get the consistency you want. You can also use a high powered blender.
Blend it. I let the hummus swirl for a couple minutes until it reached an acceptable level of smoothness. I started with just 2 tablespoons of oil but had to add a bit more. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use less oil to keep it thick – making it perfect as a hearty spread for sandwiches or add more oil to make it smooth and creamy for dipping.
Serve the sesame edamame hummus with sliced cucumber chips, red pepper slices, sugar snap peas or whole grain pita or crackers. You’ll have a delicious protein and fiber rich lunch or snack in just a few minutes!
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