I think we can all agree that classic hummus is a gift from the heavens. So creamy and smooth, substantial enough for a filling snack, and perfect for any party or gathering. But, what if I told you that hummus made with edamame is even better? This Edamame Ginger Lime Jalapeño Hummus is a whole new level of delicious – breaking all hummus boundaries with its unique and sumptuous flavor. Edamame (soybeans) are one of nature’s most perfect foods. They’re rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and all sorts of essential micronutrients. Ginger root, jalapeños, garlic, and lime also offer great health benefits. Get to cooking, my friends. You’re in for a treat.

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Edamame Ginger Lime Jalapeño Hummus

adapted from Edamame Ginger Hummus on the 30-Day Vegan Challenge

Yields about 2.5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shelled edamame (cooked or thawed from frozen)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Thumb-sized piece of raw ginger root, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1/2 small orange, optional (for added sweetness)
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar*
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water*
  • For garnish: a sprinkle of paprika with thinly sliced strawberries, cucumbers, and/or more jalapeño

Directions:

  • If using frozen shelled edamame, run under lukewarm water or set in the fridge the night before to thaw out (a more water-saving method).
  • In a food processor, combine edamame, garlic, and ginger root. Pulse for 1-2 min.
  • Add in all the remaining ingredients, except for apple cider vinegar and water, and blend until smooth.
  • *Add 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar + 1 Tbsp. water and blend until smooth and creamy. To thin out, add another Tbsp. of vinegar and water.
  • Garnish with sliced strawberries, cucumbers, more jalapeño and a dusting of paprika.
  • Enjoy with fresh veggies, pita bread, crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers are GF and super tasty), or skip the nonsense and it with a spoon!

 

Happy Wednesday!

Coach Jentry

 

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 4/23/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Strength Training Chippers

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – GET HIIT

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – TRX Intervals

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Strength Training Chippers

9:35AM Rose Court Co-ED – Coach Michelle – (private class) Strength Training Chippers

11:00AM Cytosport HIIT Training – Coach Briana (private class) 

12:00PM Cytosport Power Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)