Edamame Walnut Hummus

Source: Chef Jeff Clark; California Walnut Board
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Main Ingredient: Nuts, Vegetables
Menu Part: Appetizer
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 24

Menus often use the word “California” to give a menu item a healthy halo. Walnuts, which grow in abundance in the northern section of the state, are rich in heart-healthy oils and antioxidants. Chef Clark blends creamy walnut butter with edamame for a snack that rates high in nutrition and taste.

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic
2 lb. edamame, blanched and shocked
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. California walnut butter
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 cups water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Walnut halves, for garnish
Flatbread, such as pita

Steps

  1. In food processor, pulse garlic cloves until minced. 
  2. Add edamame, walnut butter and cayenne; pulse to blend. With motor running, gradually add water and oil; continue to process until smooth.
  3. To serve, garnish with walnuts and accompany with flatbreads.