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.
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.
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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.