Healthy Recipe: Edamame Dip
This edamame dip is protein-rich and simple to make, plus the color just screams "spring" to me -- I really love it.

Frozen organic shelled edamame are sold in the freezer section of most large supermarkets. When they are cooked and combined with just a few other ingredients in your food processor (or blender), you’ve got a really wonderful healthy snack.

I like to serve this dip with baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, and rice crackers, but it’s also good with all natural pita chips or organic corn chips. It would also make a good spread for a veggie sandwich, or use it anywhere you’d use hummus.

It’s very easy to change up the flavors here: use parsley, mint or cilantro instead of basil, lime juice instead of lemon juice, add a little miso and/or chile pepper, leave out the avocado and add a little tahini…use your imagination.

Recipe For Edamame Dip
Adapted from Bon Appetit’s Edamame Dip with Pita Chips
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
*one 14-ounce bag frozen shelled edamame, unthawed
*1/2 ripe avocado
*1 shallot, peeled and sliced into quarters
*1 clove of garlic, peeled
*2 teaspoons olive oil or more, if needed, to create a smoother dip
*2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or more to taste
*1 large handful fresh basil or more to taste
*pinch of sea salt

Preparation:

1. Cook edamame in large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, 3-4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

2. Place cooked edamame, avocado, shallot, garlic, oil, lemon juice and 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid in food processor. Season with the sea salt. Blend in more cooking liquid or a little more olive oil if too chunky/thick.

3. Transfer to a bowl and serve with anything from raw veggies to rice crackers to pita chips.


This is a guest post from Winnie Abramson at Healthy Green Kitchen.  Winnie grew up in a restaurant family and is passionate about the connection between good food and good health. She has a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine and you can find more of her delicious recipes at Healthy Green Kitchen.
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Winnie Abramson is the author of One Simple Change, available for pre-order now. She grew up in a restaurant family and is passionate about the connection between good food and good health. She has a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine and you can find more of her delicious recipes at HealthyGreenKitchen.com.

About the Author

Winnie Abramson is the author of One Simple Change, available for pre-order now. She grew up in a restaurant family and is passionate about the connection between good food and good health. She has a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine and you can find more of her delicious recipes at HealthyGreenKitchen.com.

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