Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cilantro-Lime Edamamus

The first time I ever tried edamame was at a friend's house, when I was a teenager.  My dad and one of my sisters are allergic to soy, so we never ate any soy growing up.  Boy, am I glad I'm not allergic to it!  (Sorry, Sis.)  It's just such a great snack.  Not only does it taste good, but it's really good for you.  Soybeans are rich in carbs, protein, fiber and omega 3's.  I still think that just boiling the soybeans in salt is the best and easiest way to eat them... but I did want to get a little creative with this healthy snack food, so I made this hummus-like dip.  It turned out great and added a little variety to our snacking.

2 tablespoons minced red onion
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red curry paste
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 cup edamame, cooked as directed on package, cooled and removed from pods

I could tell you that I put each ingredient in the food processor a certain way, but I didn't.  I just threw everything in and let her process until everything was well combined.  You could serve this with chips, pita wedges, veggies or as a spread on a sandwich or wrap.



Morgan-- said...

I loooooove edamame! Love the idea of making it like a hummus dip! And awesome piture!!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

I too love edamame! This would be the perfect snack to have sitting out while watching a movie with my hubby!

The Brad Walton Family said...

What a great idea with edamame. I am going to try this. It sounds & looks delicious.

Tanya Kummerow said...

Awesome idea to make hummus out of edamame! Can't wait to try it!