Lil’ bun and I were feeling a little snack-y and decided to make some delicious edamame hummus to go with our already green kale and chia chips. Not only are edamame beans fun to shell and eat as a snack, they’re also a (neglected) superfood! Like all soybeans, edamame is packed full of phytoestrogens which lower the risk of estrogen related cancers. They’re also high in polyunsaturated fats which make them heart friendly. Anddd….wait for it…a cup of edamame has the ability to fulfill 30% of your daily intake of protein, fiber, iron, manganese, phosphorus, folate, vitamin K, magnesium, and thiamin! Isn’t that amazing?
Simple. Clean. Ingredients.
2 cups edamame beans (shelled and cooked)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon oil (use sesame oil for a more hummus/tahini flavor)
salt, pepper, chili flakes, seasonings to taste
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until it reaches your desired hummus consistency. Eat with chips or veggies (: