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Edamame Hummus and Tortilla Chips

January 17, 2008

edamame-hummus.jpgBeing a vegetarian, getting enough protein becomes challenging. While lentils are a great source of protein, another very versatile ingredient that comprises 16% protein is edamame, or green soybeans.  You can read about edamame here. I  add edamame to as many dishes as I can- I use edamame for recipes traditionally using peas, I add edamame when I make Maggie noodles, pasta…you name it! I stock up on frozen shelled edamame from the grocery store and defrost it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. In some recipes (soups and stews), you can just add it frozen.This is my favorite snack to whip up when I have unexpected guests and not too much time. I also usually have a couple of packets of Whole Wheat tortillas (they are great as chapattis for a quick meal on a work day).  

 What You Need
  • 3 Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon coriander powder
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  Flax Seed to sprinkle (Optional)
  • 1 Cup frozen edamame

How its Done
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Stack the tortillas, cut them in half, then quarters, then eighths- you have 24 chips.
  3. Lay them out on a pizza pan (which has holes) or on a cookie sheet over parchment paper
  4. Mix the ingredients 2 to 5 and use a basting brush to spread some of this mixture evenly over all the chips.  Sprinkle the Flax Seeds on top. Keep the excess mix aside
  5. Pop the chips in the preheated oven for a few minutes, till lightly browned. Turn off heat.
  6. Thaw the frozen edamame (a minute or two in the microwave usually does the trick) and transfer to your blender7.     Add the excess mix from step 4 and blend till it’s a fine paste. Add water for a thinner consistency.

Your Chips and dip are ready. If you like it spicy, you can add some crushed pepper flakes when blending. Try this the next time you have guests over..its yummy and its good for you!!  

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One Comment
  1. I saw edamame hummus on one of the Food Network shows and have been wanting to make it ever since.
    Love the name of your blog.
    Tinker away! 🙂

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