Edamame Hummus for Super Bowl Sunday

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Whether you’re into football or not, the Super Bowl has become an iconic, honorary American holiday of sorts. Friends and families gather and cheer on their favorite team, or just show up for the good company, insane commercials, the half-time show and all the snack foods we can muster. I love these game-day foods as much as anyone, but I especially like to sneak in foods that are totally healthy but feel a little naughty—or at least satisfying in that comfort food way. My dad used to always make this cheese dip concoction in the crockpot for football viewings—totally delicious, totally unhealthy—but it made me associate big football games with dipping chips into a savory something until I couldn’t eat anymore.

Instead of whipping up a batch of my dad’s cheese dip, I’m making edamame hummus for Super Bowl Sunday. It’s quick, easy, unusual and so delicious! The bright green color is fun, and this dip is perfect paired with veggies, pita chips or even corn tortilla chips. Edamame has lots of protein and is a pretty rich source of dietary fiber, minerals and vitamin K. It even has some essential fatty acids! Here’s how to make it…

Edamame Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/4 c. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (add more for a creamier consistency)
  • salt to taste

Combine edamame, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic in food processor. Process until smooth. Drizzle olive oil through feed tube, continuing to process until oil is fully incorporated. Season with salt to taste and serve.

*photo via Bon Appetite

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Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.