Author Notes: This healthy dip is nice served with pita, crackers or veggies. It's also delicious when used as a spread on sandwiches or mixed into tuna salad for something different. —connie
Makes: 1 cup
cups frozen shelled edamame
clove garlic, minced
lemon, zested and juiced
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder, optional to taste
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Add the edamame and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the edamame, then shock in the ice water.
- Put the edamame into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add the garlic, scallions, lemon, salt, pepper and chili powder. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Puree until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste the mixture and adjust seasoning if needed. Add more olive oil to get a smoother consistency.
- Transfer dip to a bowl and serve with sliced pita bread, chips and/or veggies.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.