Hello food-loving people! How ya doing? I just realized that my previous posts have mostly been healthy recipes.
I mean, look at these..
You know you are in total control of yourself when you eat all these cool, delicious and healthy stuffs. I am bob harper in the making y-all!
Ok wait, I totally forgot about the blueberry cheesecake and fried chicken wings that I took yesterday and there was this chocolate cake and the ice cream just now…and.. Erm ok, I better stop talking. I’m getting uglier with every word. Well, at least I did push up today. I was lying flat on the floor and I had to use my arms to get back up. That is considered as a push up right?
My friend was complaining about someone on her Facebook who always posts pictures of herself with the food that she’s eating. You know the kinda food that they say #fatdie? Someone was asking her as to how she eats all that and still maintains her figure. Apparently, her reply was “Oh, I eat a lot, but I don’t put on weight ever. I don’t exercise either. I’m lucky I guess.” Well Miss-eat-a-lot-but-never-put-on-weight, I am waiting to see how lucky you are. Someone who eats crap, not exercise and still not put on weight. You are basically every fat girl’s enemy and be careful of food karma!
Moving on….so yesterday I made Hummus! Not just any hummus, but DELICIOUS Edamame Hummus!
For those of you who are not familiar with hummus (*Raises eyebrows*), it is a Levantine and Egyptian dip/spread that is made from chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. All these ingredients are blended and you get a delicious beige dip that is awesome with pitas, tortillas, cucumber sticks, celery…etc.
I really love hummus…although I don’t make it often, (Hmm, I wonder why) I enjoy it a whole lot! You can say I am a hummusexual.
Edamame is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden. Edamame is often served as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants and it has gained a lot of popularity throughout the world because of its nutritional value. They are an excellent source of iron, protein, calcium and best of all, they are gluten free! You can buy them shelled or in the pod, fresh or frozen.
Benefits of Edamame
- Low fat, high protein
- Bone Health
- Promotes Immune System
- Kidney Healthy
You can use fresh edamame for this recipe, but I find that it is always easier to buy frozen edamame as you can keep it in the freezer and use it whenever you need it. Fresh edamame have a really short shelf life and it is not as easily available, at least not over here in Singapore. If you were to purchase the frozen ones, you can prepare them in either one of these ways:
- Cook the frozen edamame in a pot of hot water for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop it from getting over cooked.
- Place a bowl of edamame and 1/4 cup of hot water in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes.
I do heat things up in the microwave, but I am not a huge fan of microwave cooking, thus I always go with the first option.
Edamames are actually delicious as it is. Many a times, Me and my mom would snack a bowl of these while we are watching TV! Yummy and good for you! I have actually fallen head over heels in love with this Edamame Hummus! I love to place a tablespoon of this hummus on a tortilla and top it with sticks of cucumber, slices of tomatoes, all wrapped up. Hmm…
Shucks. Be RIGHT BACK.
Okay, I just had to go to the fridge and finish whatever that was left of that green hummus and I am not lying. The edamame hummus is done. I wiped out the bowl clean, very clean as a matter of fact. I NEED to make this again soon because it is SO GOOD! This is an absolutely great dip. Slightly garlicky, lemony, creamy…oh yums! It looks like guacamole, but the taste is really different.
This delicious and healthy Edamame Hummus would only take you about 15 minutes from start to finish and it keeps well in the fridge for a few days. But few days, really? I devoured mine within 24 hours and I am already thinking of making about 500 batches of this! You go and make this green dip too! Keep calm and go green!
- 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2-3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- A small sprig of coriander. (If you are not a fan of cilantro, you can also use rosemary and basil instead)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Salt to taste
- ¼ tsp paprika
- Combine edamame, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and herbs in food processor.
- Process until smooth. If hummus is too thick, you can add some water or more olive oil.
- Place hummus in a bowl. drizzle with some olive oil and top with a sprinkle of paprika.