Soy beans, also known as edamame, can help reduce bad cholesterol levels which are directly related to an increased risk of heart disease. They are also a great source of protein, rich in fiber, vitamin K and antioxidants.
- 240g tahini
- 75ml lemon juice (2 or 3 lemons)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium garlic clove, roughly chopped
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 25g fresh cilantro leaves
- 230g shelled edamame
- 2 to 4 tablespoons water
- In a food processor or blender, combine the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Blend for about 1½ minutes, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary.
- Add the cilantro and process for 1 minute until the mixture is nice and smooth.
- Add half of the edamame and 2 tablespoons of water into to the food processor and process for 1 more minute.
- Add the remaining edamame and process until the hummus is smooth. If your hummus is too thick, add a little more water and blend again until you achieve the desired consistency.