Edamame dip with basil and mint

May 28, 2013

Edamame dip with basil and mint

Edamame beans are delectable straight out of the pod…a sprinkle of salt is all they need. But making a dip with the soybeans is a different matter – they have a tendency to sap away flavor, leaving you wondering where it all went!

So, loads of fresh herbs and garlic find their way into this dip; olive oil is added for a bit of richness; and a generous splash of lemon juice is a must, as it makes every other flavor stand out. The dip needs a good dose of black pepper, too, so don’t be shy with your peppermill. But with this treatment, the creamy dip becomes flavor-packed – even luxurious – and makes a delicious and colorful alternative to hummus.

Sweet basil

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Edamame dip with basil and mint

Here’s another super-delicious dip: Cannellini bean dip with pan-fried mint

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RavieNomNoms May 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

I am in love with this! I just adore edamame!

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Viviane May 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

RavieNomNoms, You make me smile. You know what? I can hardly wait to buy edamame from my farmers’ market… six more weeks and we can gorge on fresh edamame – now that’s something to celebrate!

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The Wimpy Vegetarian May 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I’m in love with this too. I love edamame and have some in my fridge right now. I can’t wait to make this!!

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