Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus}

Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus} | A delicious twist on an old stand by!

Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus} | | A delicious twist on an old stand by!

My senior year of college, I {ahem} pretty much lived at Nathan’s apartment.  I have the parking tickets to prove it.  I was pretty lucky to find the love of my life at 19, and by senior year, I was ready to be done with the whole college thing, move in with him and get on with our lives.

I don’t regret a second of it.  My mom was really sick at that point, being diagnosed with stage four cancer in the last two weeks of my junior year, and Nathan and his apartment felt like a safe harbor.

Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus} | | A delicious twist on an old stand by!

But we were probably the most boring 22 and 24 year old couple on the planet.  While other people our age were going out until all hours, we would spend Friday nights holed up in his apartment watching junk tv and ordering pizza.  Hilarious, because he literally lived blocks from several of the coolest areas in the city.

It became so much my home, my comfort zone, that I remember walking to the nearby grocery store without him and buying loads of “comfort food” to keep on hand in his apartment.  In my bags were jars of green olives and pickles.  Fresh tomatoes to be drizzled with Italian dressing, jugs of Spicy V8, and bags of oranges.

And salt and vinegar kettle chips.

Not a whole lot has changed for me.  (Besides being able to call my roommate my husband, the kids, and the nicer diggs.)  I love my sweets, but probably real comfort food for me is the savory.  I’m more likely to dig into a huge tub of hummus at night than I am to have a big bowl of ice cream.

Enter Edamame Hummus.  It combines two of my favorite things, edamame and hummus.  I could eat big bowls of both, so why not bring them together?  Plus, I like my savory food full of garlic, and this recipe uses a whole head!

Like the recipe states, make sure that you have your edamame fully steamed before putting it in your food processor.  The pictures of this recipe are actually of a batch that didn’t get the full steaming, and the recipe suffered.  It’s much better when it’s nice and steamed and you can get it really smooth.  Enjoy it with some pita chips, some veggies, or on a piece of toast for breakfast!

Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus} | | A delicious twist on an old stand by!

Roasted Garlic Edamumus {Edamame Hummus}

  • 3 cups edamame, steamed and very soft (I used already shelled frozen edamame from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 head of garlic, plus olive oil & salt for roasting
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 TBSPs olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, or more to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Prep your garlic.  Cut the top off of it and spray it with olive oil (or lightly drizzle) and sprinkle it with some kosher salt.  Wrap the garlic in tin foil and roast it for about 30 minutes.
  2. While your garlic is roasting steam your frozen edamame.  This is what will make this recipe good or bad.  The edamame needs to be completely thawed and steamed for it to make a smooth edamumus.  I steamed mine the entire time the garlic was roasting.  It should be melt in your mouth soft.
  3. When the edamame and garlic are done, add your edamame to a food processor.  Run it until the edamame is smooth.  Then squish the garlic into the edamame (you may want to put it in a bowl first to ensure that you don’t get papery flakes in there).  Blend in the garlic, the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.  Scrape down the sides as necessary.

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  1. says

    Your pictures always look as if they have come out of a fancy cookbook. This looks delicious. I’m a savory kind of girl as well.

    I also love that your recipes incorporate who you are. Your stories about your life go along so nicely with your recipes. The stories feel a bit like comfort food for the brain 🙂
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  2. says

    This is such a touching story Lisa (thanks for sharing it!), and I can relate to many of your “comfort zone” go tos. Ben and I stay in almost every Friday to relax at home, and snacks are a must. We love love hummus, and I want to make my own more often. Your recipe is on the list for sure!
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  3. says

    Ok, I may or may not be addicted to Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips!! OKAY, you broke me.. I am addicted! Best thing ever. 🙂

    Love how creative you were with this Lisa, totally would have never thought of making hummus with edamame. Can’t wait to try it because it looks incredible! Pinned!

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