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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Super Green Edamame Dip

I joined the edamame craze a little late in life but am now hooked. Lightly steamed and sprinkled with some salt they are just a delicious and healthy snack although I find it irritating that even after taking out the beans inside the shells retain their shape and I always think there is more left than there is but that is just my own issue. I liked the idea of making a lowfat dip out of edamame right away because it is different, vibrant in color and easy to whip up. The only issue is that I only found edamame in their pods not shelled so it took a while to shell  11/2 cups worth but I'm sure they sell them shelled somewhere. The flavor of edamame is pretty mild and so lots of garlic and lemon zest really adds a lot while the avocado adds texture and creaminess and the spring peas add sweetness. All in all, it was a lovely and different addition to my dip repertoire. Enjoy!


1 1/2 cups shelled edamame (boil or steam them lightly first)
1/2 cup green peas
1 small ripe avocado
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp lemon zest
juice of one lemon
2 Tbl olive oil
salt and pepper

In a food processor, process the edamame and peas with the blade attachment. Add the avocado and the rest of the ingredients and blend a little more. I preferred the dip chunky but feel free to make it very smooth by processing it for longer. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I can usually find shelled edamame in the freezer section.

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