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Cook the Book: Edamame Hummus

[Photographs: Makiko Doi]

When I decided to feature The Just Bento Cookbook for Cook the Book, I approached author Makiko Itoh and asked for a list of her favorite recipes. She sent me this Edamame Hummus, a simple Japanese spin on the chickpea classic, promising it was really great.

I was expecting tasty but not mind-blowing, but after whipping a batch of this leaf-green hummus in the food processor, I don't really see much chickpea-based hummus in my future—it was just that good. The edamame has a simple sweetness that plays down the earthy qualities of the roasted garlic and tahini. While chickpea hummus has a tendency to be heavy and pasty, this version is light with a fantastic green freshness. Its versatile flavors work equally well as a sandwich spread or condiment on its own.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of The Just Bento Cookbook to give away this week.

Adapted from The Just Bento Cookbook by Makiko Itoh. Copyright © 2011. Published by Kondosha International. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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