Serious Eats: Recipes
Cook the Book: Edamame Hummus
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.