Dish type: Canapes
, Healthy Eating
Makes about 10 servings
So many people today enjoy edamame, those delicious little fresh soybeans, usually served as a snack in Japanese restaurants, simply boiled in their pods, sprinkled with some sea salt, and popped from pod to mouth. But thinking of other ways they could be enjoyed, my team and I came up with the idea of including them in guacamole, pureed along with ripe avocados and seasonings. The result is a touch lighter in taste and texture (and fat) than traditional guacamole, with a beautiful pale-green color. Serve it with your favourite chips or fresh vegetable crudités for dipping.
65g shelled edamame
85 ml sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium-sized ripe Hass-style avocados
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Put the edamame, sour cream, lime juice, and olive oil in a food processor fitted with the stainless-steel blade. Pulse until pureed.
2. With a sharp knife, cut the avocados lengthwise in half, cutting around the pit. Twist the 2 halves between your hands to separate them. With a sharp-edged tablespoon, scoop out and discard the pits.
3. Scoop the avocado pulp from each half into the food processor bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper and process until smoothly blended, stopping once or twice to scrape down the bowl.
4. Carefully transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.