Happy New Year!!!
I'm super excited for a new start. There's something about being forced to think about "starting over" that's a bit refreshing. I guess it takes some of the pressure off having to declare it myself? Maybe...
You know what's also refreshing? These Reese's Clusters chocolates which are chocolate-y and caramel-y and currently half price at CVS. Calories don't count until next week, correct? I'm digressing...
OK, so let's get down with some real food. Yum! Did you know that I don't like most beans? I'm partial only to garbanzo beans/chickpeas and soy beans/edamame. All other beans can see their way out!
Today, we are making hummus with edamame and I'm super excited because it's healthy (to counteract the chocolate I'm eating) and it's tasty! It's also so easy to make that you'll be whipping this up all the time. I can use more easy peasy recipes in the new year, that's for sure. If you don't have edamame at hand, I guarantee that the dash to your local grocery store will be worth it. And think of all that cardio you can get in running there and back. I'm already helping you work on your fitness in 2017.
Edamame Avocado Hummus
- 1 cup edamame, shelled
- 1 whole small avocado
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or tahini)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- hot sauce or red pepper flakes, to taste
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1) Cook the edamame in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
2) Drain the water from the pot and add the cooked beans to the bowl of a food processor.
3) Add in the avocado, lime juice, Greek yogurt, peanut butter or tahini, salt, black pepper, and any hot sauce or red pepper flakes if desired. Blend the mixture until everything is incorporated. You may need to stop the processor and scrape down the side periodically.
4) While the hummus is being processed, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and the water until you reach the desired consistency.
5) Serve with vegetables and/or pita chips or crackers.
--recipe adapted from Sarcastic Cooking