2 cups edamame
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
*½ of a Lemon (Juice)
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
**¼ ~ ½ cup water (Depends on how smooth you want your hummus to be)
***Handful of fresh herbs
- If using frozen edamame, microwave it for 30 – 60 seconds. Make sure to let the edamame cool before using.
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor or high power blender.
- Blend until combined and smooth
- Taste the mixture and add additional salt, lemon juice, cumin, or fresh herbs according to your liking. If the consistency is too dry or rough, add a tablespoon of water.
- Blend until your desired consistency.
(If your blender/food processor is too small like mine, then add the edamame, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and water first to blend. Next add the tahini, spices and salt then blend. Lastly add the herbs for the final blend)
* Lemon is the best choice. Here I used kabosu because it is the local produce of where I live and is cheaper. If you don’t have lemon on hand, you can always subsititue with 1/2 Tbsp ~ 1 Tbsp of vinegar
** Add 1/4 cup of water first and add more according too how smooth you want your hummus to be.
*** The herbs are optional, but I do prefer it. Here I used basil, but MINT is the best choice in my opinion. Unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to find mint here in Japan and it’s quite pricey.