Edamame Hummus

Jan 28 2015

Need an energizing snack? Look no further than this easy edamame hummus.
Recipe courtesy of Skinnytaste.com

Serves 6 

Dietitian's Tip: 

Edamame hummus is incredibly versatile. Serve as with your favorite vegetables, whole grain crackers, or whole wheat pita. Try replacing the mayonnaise on a sandwich or in a wrap with this hummus to add more protein, fiber, and flavor to your lunch. Add cheese to your sandwich or a glass of milk to meet DASH guidelines. 

Ingredients: 

1 1/1 cups edamame (green soy beans) cooked and shelled
2 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seeds)
½ cup water, plus more if needed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of one lemon
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
Black and white sesame seeds for garnish (optional) 

Preparation: 

In a food processor, blend soybeans, tahini, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper, and one teaspoon of olive oil until smooth. Add more water if needed. Place in a bowl and top with the remainder oil and sesame seed garnish if desired. Chill before serving. 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 99 calories, 6 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 1 g fiber, 231 mg sodium, 14 mg potassium, 1 mg magnesium, 49 mg calcium