Looking for some green? Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Yes it is the week of March Break and St. Patrick's day is tomorrow, so some green fun food must be had and why not make it healthy and something everyone will love! Try this tasty Edamame hummus to share with your family and friends before dinner or with lunch tomorrow. It's addictive and fresh tasting so perfect for a March get together!

Lemon Mint Edamame Hummus

This is adapted from a recipe my friend Michelle passed along. I enjoyed it at her place with vegetable chips and couldn’t get enough! So I had to make it again and of course try something a little different. She tasted it and gave it the thumbs up too. Perfect to serve with potato or tortilla chips.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

1 cup (250 mL) shelled edamame
1 cup (250 mL) canned cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup (60 mL) each chopped fresh basil and mint
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind
3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
1/4 cup (60 mL) water
3 tbsp (45 mL) extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan of boiling water, cook edamame for about 5 minutes or until tender and plump. Drain well and let cool slightly. Place in food processor with chickpeas, basil, mint, lemon rind and juice. Pulse a few time until coarse. Add water and olive oil and puree until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 2 cups (500 mL) or 12 servings.

Tip: Try this hummus as a spread on your next sandwich or wrap for added flavour and protein.


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