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.
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