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I can't believe how good this came out.
16 oz whole edamame (green) soybeans
2 peeled cloves garlic, or garlic oil to taste
1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Water or soybean cooking liquid, as needed
1/2 cup tahini (sesame butter)
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons good olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cook the soybeans per directions. I used Trader Joe's frozen edamame You pour the frozen beans in boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, then drain.
Put in blender, add lemon juice and garlic (I used garlic oil), and turn into paste. Add water or cooking liquid as needed to make the blender go, but try to keep the added liquid down to a bare minimum.
Put in bowl, add tahini, salt and pepper, and blend by hand until well mixed.
Chill in fridge.
Before serving, add olive oil and mix. Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.
Makes a lot more than you'd think given the size of the soybean package.
This was a huge hit. We ate it with Trader Joe's soy and flax lower carb chips. This would also be excellent with raw vegetables. You could serve it to non-lowcarbers with pita bread or whatever and they'd never guess it was "diet food." It's bright green and has a slightly different flavor than normal hummus made with garbanzo beans, but it's really good on its own and doesn't taste like fake food at all.
(posted to LCVeg Nov 16, 2003)