Soybean Hummus



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Fresh soybeans, also called edamame, are grown in Kahuku and Waimanalo and can be found in supermarkets and farmers' markets. This recipe serves four.

From Our Kitchen: Soybean Hummus

1 pound soybeans
1 clove garlic, peeled
Juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt to taste

Place soybeans in a covered saucepan with a little water. Bring to a boil over high heat; lower heat to medium and cook until the soybeans pop open and beans are tender; about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and cool.

When the soybeans are cool enough to handle, squeeze the pods to extract the beans. Place beans in a food processor. Add garlic and lime juice. Process to chop ingredients. With the motor running, add the olive oil and process until ingredients are a spreadable purée, adding a little more olive oil if necessary. Serve with crackers, toasted pita chips or sliced vegetables.

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