Edamame and Pea Hummus

Description

Kids love dips for fresh veggie sticks.  In this recipe, we create a bright green hummus with edamame and peas.  Check with your school about what kind of nut or seed butters can be sent with lunches.

Ingredients

1 cup
frozen shelled edamame (thawed)
1 cup
frozen peas (thawed)
1⁄3 cup
nut or seed butter (("Wow-Butter" or tahini or sunflower seed butter))
3 tablespoons
fresh lemon juice
2
garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
3⁄4 teaspoons
salt
3 tablespoons
water
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1⁄8 bunch
fresh basil leaves

Instructions

In the bowl of a food processor, add the edamame, peas, nut/seed butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and water.  Pulse until semi-smooth.

Remove the lid and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.   Place the lid back on and, with the food processor running, add the olive oil in a thin stream through the chute of the lid.  

Tear the basil into smaller pieces, add to the mixture, and pulse until combined.

Serve with crunchy vegetables and baked pita points or crackers.

Notes

We created this delicious dip for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge video series with Michelle Ferreri.