Ooh Ooh Ooh Edamame Turmeric Lime Hummus ... yum

Ooh Ooh Ooh Edamame Turmeric Lime Hummus ... yum

Difficulty: 1/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)

Prep & Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: ~2 cups

The Challenge: Delicious Edamame Hummus

Hummus. Ah hummus. Have you been a person who doesn't love hummus? Or perhaps you have liked hummus but never made your own? Let me tell you this recipe takes your hummus making to A NEW FUCKING LEVEL. 

Edamame is a fancy word for soybean pods. They are a fantastic protein-packed treat. Hummus can be made from really any legume - red beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, peas, white beans, and so much more. What I think is great about edamame is that it is a very smooth legume and when blended keeps it a very smooth texture similar to garbanzo beans but also is very fresh. Black and red beans are more hearty and mealy (not bad), but I think the texture can be less pleasant for many.

Now, we aren't just going to make edamame hummus that KICKS ASS. We are going to make edamame hummus that is next level and kicks ass! The way we are going to do that is with fresh turmeric. Turmeric is amazing. It is a lovely orange, fresh spice used in a lot of cuisines throughout Asia. It has amazing healing powers for the kidney, has a delicious fresh, slightly spicy, earthy flavor with a slight herbal tang. You can buy it ground anywhere, but I love it fresh. It looks a little funny fresh - like a caterpillar or worm...but don't worry. Peel it and enjoy!

To hummus, turmeric will add an amazing flavor complexity that makes this not just hummus but HUMMUS. Further, I am using lime juice over lemon juice to continue with the theme of freshness and added flavor profiles that make your mouth explode when you eat it. 

Finally, this hummus is the prefect complement to other dishes. It will be featured in my next recipe - Thai Spicy Tofu Tacos. 

Yes, yes, yes! Let's do itttttt.

Ingredients:


Edamame Turmeric Lime Hummus

  • 8 oz Edamame, frozen
  • 2 tbl Tahini
  • 1 tbl water
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 inch fresh knob of turmeric
  • 1 garlic cloves

 

 

  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1.5 tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

Equipment You'll Need:

Medium Serving Bowl . Cutting Board . Medium Slicing Knife . Food Processor . Medium Sauce Pan 


Before You Cook:

  • Juice limes
  • Bring water to boil
 1. With water boiling, put in edamame, bring to boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain.

1. With water boiling, put in edamame, bring to boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain.

 2. In a food processor, place all ingredient other than oil while waiting for edamame to finish. Put in edamame last.

2. In a food processor, place all ingredient other than oil while waiting for edamame to finish. Put in edamame last.

 3. Turn on food processor and start to blend. While blending, pour in olive oil slowly until a smooth consistency is formed.

3. Turn on food processor and start to blend. While blending, pour in olive oil slowly until a smooth consistency is formed.

 4. At the end of blending, you should have nearly ice cream consistency hummus. Yum. 

4. At the end of blending, you should have nearly ice cream consistency hummus. Yum. 

 5. Serve with your favorite crudite: carrots, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, pita breads, etc. ENJOY!

5. Serve with your favorite crudite: carrots, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, pita breads, etc. ENJOY!

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