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Edamame Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips

Christopher Hirsheimer

Servings: 12

This fresh green, creamy dip, excerpted from the cookbook The Food You Crave, has all the classic hummus flavors of garlic, cumin, and lemon. But it is light on the cumin and garlic in favor of a big citrus punch. Its mellow, bright flavor and smooth texture make it the perfect companion to the bold spicy shards of pita.


  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup silken tofu, drained
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of white pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin, plus more for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • Spiced Pita Chips

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 195
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 108
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 326
  • Carbohydrates (g): 18
  • Fiber (g): 3.5
  • Protein (g): 6


  • Set 1 Tbs. of the edamame aside for a garnish. Place the rest, along with the tofu, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, oil and lemon juice, in a food processor and process until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt, pepper, or lemon juice, if desired.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with the reserved edamame and a sprinkle of cumin. Serve with the spiced pita chips.

Make Ahead Tips

Hummus can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • joyfullady | 08/17/2011

    This is a winner!

  • katch52 | 01/27/2009

    This was a huge hit at a family gathering recently! Everyone, male and female, from the two-year olds to those over 50 enjoyed it.Follow the directions as written or add more garlic and cumin, you decide.I served this with New York Style 3 Spice Pita Chips (Store bought). Can also be served with baked corn chips or crudite'.My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter gobbled it up. Her mother was ready to spread it between 2 slices of bread for her since she has been fussy about eating vegetables! I say, why not? Add some grated carrot and stuff it into half of piece of pita bread(plain or whole wheat)and enjoy!

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