In the never-ending assortment of pesto and hummus dishes, edamame blend naturally with sweet basil pesto flavorings whirred into hummus. It’s positively fluffy in texture it is so airy, with a cheery bright mint green color. Meet Edamame Pesto Hummus, a smooth puree flecked with fragrant fresh basil leaves. A hint of garlic and other ingredients create this versatile dish made with fresh, or frozen and thawed, shelled soybeans.
Edamame pesto hummus is ideal for dipping….fresh vegetables, bread sticks or grissini, crackers, pretzels, chips, chilled cooked shrimp, cooked chicken tenders, spicy wings. Spread on bread or toast, top with avocado. Stir into mayo. Toss with rice noodles. Serve with grilled kabobs or fish….whatever catches your fancy.
Nutrient-rich edamame are high in protein, vitamins C and K, B-6, calcium, folate, iron, and magnesium. Offering wide-ranging health benefits, edamame contain complete protein and provide all of the essential amino acids we need. Make this one day in advance of serving. It tastes and looks sprightly up to three days, and is always thickly emulsified, no separation. For lovers of hummus, this version is a must. Let culinary imagination bring enjoyment in many ways.
Original recipe, thoroughly tested. Easy step-by-step directions. Ingredient listing includes ounce/gram weights and volume, where applicable, making it easy to follow. One PDF with photos. Edamame are sold usually in two different amounts. This PDF includes two different recipes, one recipe for each amount.
Makes 2 cups/16 ounces/480 ml or 2 1/2 cups/20 ounces/600 ml. Easily double or triple recipe with mouth-watering success.