Hi there hummus

You ever have one of those days where you feel like a bottomless pit? That happens to me a LOT. A lot meaning every day.

#nojoke

#nojoke

I suffer from an endless need to snack. What I like most about snacking is the crunching/chewing and jaw movement when I’m watching my favorite show or movie. Don’t give me that face – I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s the mindless eating that is the devil at fault for my bad habit. I’m just going to go ahead and blame the devil vs. taking responsibility for my actions…no judgment.

We’ve been rather blasé in the snack department of late so I decided to whip up a classic after a bout on the dreadmill.

A cup of edamame contains 17g of protein and is filled with a slew of vitamins and minerals. Using it as an ingredient in hummus is pretty genius. Combine a few scoops of fresh made hummus and some carrots or celery and what does that make? A very happy, snacking Dana monster. Brett thanks the hummus gods for my creativity (pat on back) and my good mood.

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Homemade Edamame Hummus (Serves 2-4)

Easy ingredients

Easy ingredients

1 cup shelled edamame (We used a bag if frozen edamame, thawed)

1 garlic clove, minced

2 Tbs tahini

2 Tbs lemon juice

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp sesame oil

Sesame seeds

Kosher salt and black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Sometime getting out the food processor (and cleaning it) can be a hassle. The blender works great!

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While blending, add water to get the desired consistency. We used 1-2 Tbs to make a chunky hummus, but feel free to make it your own.

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Remove from blender and add salt and pepper to taste. Top with sesame seeds and serve with veggies and/or pita.

Snack heaven

Snack heaven

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