In our last post we shared a recipe for an easy family-friendly snack – salmon and avocado rolls. Here comes another quick snack that the whole family can enjoy: edamame hummus crackers.
Never heard about edamame? Edamame are fresh soybeans, also called green soybeans. The difference between soybeans and edamame is in the level of maturity when the beans are harvested. Soybeans are mature, while edamame is harvested while the beans are still young and soft. Edamame provides considerable amounts of several minerals and essential vitamins, particularly folate and vitamin C. So you can boost your intake of several nutrients by adding edamame to your food.
I think the mellow, nutty flavor and creamy texture of edamame beans works well in hummus. I love the traditional hummus made out of chickpeas but this time I wanted to try making hummus with edamame. I really loved how this edamame hummus turned out! Chances are that the mild flavour of this hummus will please the whole family. Spread some hummus on whole-wheat crackers and decorate with cucumber, carrot and tomato slices. You can prepare this healthy, delicious and colourful snack or appetizer in just a few minutes!
For the edamame hummus, I used this recipe by Two Healthy Kitchens. I just reduced the amount of salt and replaced canola oil with olive oil but otherwise kept the recipe as it was.
- For the edamame hummus:
- 2,5 dl/ 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed
- 3½ tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Additionally you need:
- Whole-wheat crackers
- Cucumber, carrot and tomato slices
- Pinch of black pepper
- Combine all ingredients for the hummus in a food processor. Process until desired consistency, scraping down the sides as needed. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.
- Spread the edamame hummus on whole-wheat crackers and decorate them with cucumber, carrot and tomato slices. Add a pinch of black pepper. Serve immediately.
I hope you enjoy these edamame hummus crackers!