You know that person, right? The one who would eat chickpea hummus all day long. Maybe that person is you? Because I know it's often me! To mix it up a bit, I started dishing up this healthy edamame hummus. The toasted garlic is a way to infuse the whole dip with garlic flavor while simultaneously mellowing the garlic flavor so that it's kid friendly. However, if you have a picky eater, you can skip the garlic and just use the chives or scallions.
for garnish (optional)
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, swirling occasionally, until toasted and fragrant. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
Place edamame in food processor and pulse until smooth. Scrape down sides of processor and add a generous pinch of salt. Add the cooled oil, garlic, lemon juice, tahini or almond butter, and pulse until smooth.
Add water and pulse until mixture is airy and smooth. Add chives and pulse until evenly incorporated. Taste and season with salt as desired. Garnish with sesame seeds, if using, and/or additional chives or scallions. Serve with crackers or assorted raw vegetables.
Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 7 days. If making ahead of time, leave out the chives and stir in when ready to serve.
Food styling by Aida Mollenkamp // Photography by Christopher Kalima