Edamame Miso Dip

Photo by Janet Malowany

Photo by Janet Malowany

This unusual, Asian take on hummus looks and tastes wonderful, yet is quite a snap to make. Edamame has recently become popularized due to its very high fiber and nutritional content. Miso is detoxifying, cleansing, and an anticarcinogen. All in all, you can feel fabulous about indulging in this healthy, delicious snack!

Recipe from Radiant Health, Inner Wealth

1¼ cups shelled edamame, thawed if frozen
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mellow white miso
¼ cup each: raw tahini and all-purpose oil (such as coconut)
3 medium cloves garlic, peeled
½ cup baby spinach, lightly packed
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¾ teaspoon sea salt (or less if you prefer)

Garnish (optional):
Black sesame seeds

Lil’ Dippers:
Carrot spears
Crackers (black sesame rice crackers are ideal, but any will do)

1. In a food processor, blend the edamame, miso, tahini, oil, garlic, and spinach very well until totally smooth. Be warned that this can take longer than you might think. Have faith and keep blending. All of the chunks will disappear! Blend in the lime juice and salt until the mixture is consistently smooth. 

2. Remove the dip from the food processor, using a rubber spatula if necessary. Place it on your serving dish and scatter the sesame seeds on top. Serve with crackers and carrots for dipping.

Makes about 1½ cups of dip; 30 minutes or under! GF/Blue (according to the health guidelines in my books