For this recipe, frozen sweet peas and shelled edamame was used to make a delicious hummus-like spread.
By Mariela Alvarez Toro
For this recipe I used frozen sweet peas and shelled edamame to make a delicious hummus-like spread. The combination makes for simultaneously robust and delicate addition to any meal. Spread over toast, use in sandwiches, or eat by itself! Fresh and sweet, this hummus is full of protein to keep you full and satisfied. Every bite will take you out of this end-of-winter funk and into a spring frame of mind. Spring on!
- 1 cup thawed and shelled edamame
- 1 cup thawed sweet peas
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 pinch salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 large handful fresh cilantro
- Place all ingredients in food processor. Puree until smooth. Add water as necessary to thin hummus out if consistency it too thick. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a air tight container for up to four days.
Recently graduated with from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has recently completed "People in Food-Space", an ethnographic study on the cultural production of taste in space. She has also examined post-soviet food production systems and housing projects in Havana, Cuba. Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariela has been living in the United States for eight years. She has involved herself in both teaching and practice, while writing on food at tastyplan.com. Her goal as a food writer is to cook creatively, using the best ingredients to find new flavor combinations every day.