Spring is almost here. Can you taste it? The subtle sweetness of new green carving its way out from under the hard earth, the mellow salt of life reawakening from a long slumber. In the spring, we too have an invitation to reawaken, not just to the world around us, but to the life within.
We can make new rules for how we live, how we breathe, how we work, how we argue, how we eat. We can reawaken the places in our hearts that have become numb in the cold of winter and loss. And we can nourish ourselves with foods that usher in new life. Enter this lush, pale green edamame hummus.
Creamy and rich with umami from miso and tahini, this hummus is the perfect appetizer, party snack, or building block for lunch or dinner. Serve it with as many spring veggies as you can load on the platter, and finish it with a generous hand of black sesame seeds and olive oil.
By Lily Diamond
- 10 ounces shelled edamame soybeans
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon steam water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons miso paste
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon ume plum vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dehydrated onion
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
- olive oil, to garnish
- black sesame seeds, to garnish
- cilantro leaves, to garnish
- flaky sea salt, to garnish
- sliced cucumber, carrot, radish, peas, and other crudités as desired
Fill a large stock pot with a metal steamer basket, and fill with water to just below the steamer. Cover, and bring water to a boil. Add shelled edamame and steam for 8-10 minutes, until tender.
Remove from heat and place edamame plus 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon steam water in blender or food processor. Add olive oil, miso, tahini, ume plum vinegar, dehydrated onion, coriander, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves and pulse until they are small flecks.
Transfer to serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, cilantro leaves, black sesame seeds, and flaky sea salt. Serve with crudités as desired!
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