What a Dip.

I mentioned awhile ago that I had a recipe for an edamame spread. Well, I still do! This spread is easy to make, super green, and mighty tasty. It’s a dip really. The recipe was printed in my local newspaper, so I think it’s okay to share it here. Actually, I did pay fifty cents for the paper, so if you make this you have to give me fifty cents.

Edamame Spread (Dip)

Makes 4 servings

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for boiling edamame (divided)
2 cups frozen, shelled edamame
3 large cloves of garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Bring a medium-sized saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the edamame and garlic cloves. Gently boil for about 5-7 minutes, or until the edamame are tender. Remove from heat and drain.

In a food processor (or blender), puree the edamame, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and 1/2 cup of water until very, very smooth. Scrape down the sides of your food processor bowl or blender jar if needed. You can add more water if you want a thinner spread-dip. Season with the salt and black pepperĀ  if you please.

Refrigerate for at least a half hour to let the flavors make friends (it tastes better the next day… just like curry!). Serve this with pitas, veggies, crackers, or do what I do, and simply sweep a finger through it. Wait… I don’t do that. Enjoy!

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16 thoughts on “What a Dip.

  1. radioactively delicious, yeah!
    I’m happy to report that your package [heh] finally left the building, after trying its hardest to not do so: USPS officially strongly dislikes my butt. should be there in two days. woo!

  2. Yay for radioactive spread! I am so glad that one can finally find edamame in well stocked German grocery stores. Not that I buy it often, but for this spread I definitely would.

  3. ohhhh! it’s so pretty, and tasty looking as well! it sounds awesome! thanks for sharing the recipe! i wonder if a little wasabi mixed in would be fun for a bit of a kick?! i might have to try this. thanks!

  4. Oooh that looks so good, Whole Foods here has an edamame hummus and I have always wanted to try it, but yours looks a lot more fun! Awesome, and I think Jessy has an idea with that wasabi kick!

  5. That is lovely! Nice shot.

    By the way, I think I walked by you on Broadway in front of Red Light the other day – so in case a girl with a skull scarf who you vaguely recognized smiled at you and creeped you out – that was me!

  6. Isn’t it neat when the newspaper runs vegan-friendly recipes? Our local daily has a food writer who runs vegetarian stuff all the time…and she writes about eating less meat. I love that!

    And thanks for the recipe…I owe you 50 cents.

  7. ahh, you DO do that! it’s ok, we all do. it sort of looks like guacamole! and it sounds really yummy…i might have to pick up some edamames next time i’m at the store! oh and hey, your package shipped todaaaaaaay!

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