Edamame and Pine Nut Spread

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Edamame and Pine Nut Spread: What I've Learned So Far

This Edamame and Pine Nut spread makes a great appetizer, sandwich spread, or pot luck dish. As a vegetarian, it can be tough going to a potluck or other "bring a dish" occasion. I always try to find something that I know I'll enjoy eating but that's easy to make, transport, and that others will enjoy as well. This recipe is the perfect answer! It looks appetizing and pretty, travels well, and is simple to prepare. In addition to being a dip or spread, you can also use this as an addition to grains that don't have a strong flavor of their own, like quinoa.
Ingredients for edamame pine nut spread
An important part of food is consistency. It's interesting how many people won't eat certain foods because of the "mouth feel." So it's important to make foods the way you like them. Personally, I tend to like a thicker consistency to thinks like dips, spreads and sauces, but I know a lot of people prefer them thinner. With this recipe, it's easy to control. Start with 1/4 C of water, and just increase that if you want a thinner consistency. If you do plan to mix this in with grains, making it thinner might help.

Let's Make Edamame and Pine Nut Spread

You'll Need:

• 2 C cooked, shelled edamame

• 1/4 C pine nuts

• Juice from one lemon

• 3 Tbsp olive oil

• 3/4 tsp salt

• 1/2 tsp ground cumin

• 1/4 tsp ground coriander

• 1 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 C water

Do This:

1. Process the pine nuts in a food processor until they're the consistency of nut butter.

2. Cook edamame according to package directions. Cool.

3. Add all remaining ingredients except water to food processor.

4. Process while slowly pouring water into mixture until you reach desired consistency. Use more water if needed.

5. Garnish with a splash of olive oil, pine nuts and a sprinkle of paprika.

Edamame and Pine Nut Spread Recipe Notes

• This makes a fairly thick spread. If you prefer something a bit thinner, just add more water.

• You could substitute 3-4 Tbsp Tahini for the pine nuts. This will give it a more traditionally hummus flavor.

• In addition to spreading this on toast, crackers or using a dip for vegetables, you can mix this in with quinoa or another grain to add some flavor.

edamame pine nut spread

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