06 October 2010
Over and again, I find that it just takes a few key ingredients lying around on hand to come together and make something good. Here I got inspiration from the things sitting on my refrigerator shelf, and I ended up with a great hummus-like dip, made with edamame (fresh soybeans) and feta cheese and a dab of tahini.
Also blended into the hummus are sesame leaves, which add a delicate hint of fresh herbs. These green, heart-shaped and serrate-edged leaves (also known as perilla) can be found in most Korean grocery stores, but if you're unable to find them, a tablespoon of fresh mint would be a suitable substitute.
This dip was the perfect bring-along for an evening of cocktails and games that I enjoyed with some friends recently!
Edamame Feta Hummus
12 oz. shelled edamame
1 1/2 Tbs. tahini
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup (packed) sesame leaves, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until fully blended and smooth. Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper as desired.
Posted by erica at 2:16 PM