Have a seat hummus. The Goddess is in town.
My husband is always asking me if we have snacks in the house. This usually occurs around 9pm when we’re both in our PJ’s and relaxing on the couch.
I never keep snacks in the house; that’s by design. If I keep little treats or anything that’s packaged and easily edible in the house, I will eat it! And not over the course of a week… that day. It’s so bad, that my husband will have to hide his snacks in the car just so I don’t eat them. Clearly I have no self control.
This dish was born out of the desire to have a snack that I could keep in the house and not feel bad if I ate the entire thing. My first thought was hummus. A healthy snack, but I wanted brighter flavors and I wanted to bump up the health benefits. This is what’s so super about this Super Green Goddess Hummus – I replaced the chickpeas with edamame to add more protein… and add to the vibrant green color. Then I put a Green Goddess spin on things to add plenty of fresh herbs and flavor, then I threw an avocado in there to add more nutrients and a creamy texture.
The result was amazing! It was luscious, flavorful, and a spectacular shade of green – I felt healthier just looking at it! And what’s even better – it’s filling! So snack away my friends, snack away.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the water and the edamame to a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for about 1 minute. As soon as all the edamame is thawed, turn off the heat.
- Pour the edamame and the water from the pan into a food processor. Add the avocado, garlic, parsley, tarragon, chives, lemon juice, tahini, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. If needed, add a little water to thin out the mixture - 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before serving.
- Cut each pita bread in quarters and each quarter in half to make 8 triangles. Place them in a single layer on a sheet pan and brush lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with sumac, and sea salt. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
- In a dry saute pan over medium-high, toast the pine nuts by moving the pan around constantly - this should only take about a minute.
- When ready to serve, spoon the hummus out onto a serving dish. Using the back of a spoon, spread the hummus around to form several circular canals. Pour the olive oil into the canals and top with the toasted pine nuts. Serve with the pita chips and enjoy!
hello….doing it but don,t have fresh tarragon,what is the best substitution??
Hello there! If you can find chervil, that would be the best substitution. If not, you can either omit the tarragon or you could try using basil. The basil will give you a different flavor, but I think it would work nicely in this dish. Happy eating!
I am so trying this. We’re having a BDay party for my brother in law and this would be great. I just don’t know how easily I can find edamame here. I love the tarragon idea and have that growing.
Edamame has become popular enough that most grocery stores carry it in their frozen-foods section. Check also frozen snacks, as I’ve seen them in snack-pack form. Now I haven’t tried this… but if you can’t find edamame, I bet frozen peas that have been thawed will do the trick. Hope this helps 😉
This little island doesn’t have edamame right now, but I do have peas. I also have snow peas, so I thought they might work well if I shell them?
Yes, if you can’t find edamame, I think shelled peas will work well in this dish – just make sure they’re cooked before you throw them into the mix. I would avoid the snow peas as the actual peas are too small to make it worth your effort to shell them, and the pod is too fibrous to process well. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Cathy! 🙂
Lucy Mills Hutchins says
I love the recipes on this website, healthy, easy to follow recipes
Hi, Lucy! Thanks so much for your comment and I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy the recipes! I really try to make them as easy to follow as possible, so thank you so much for saying so 🙂 I hope your New Year is off to a great start!
I didn’t have tarragon and I substituted the chives with shallots…and still, OMG. Healthy? Did;t even cross my mind. This was inhaled between 2 with lebanese bread and I didn’t even bother making dinner, didn’t need it! I was crazy full! SO GOOD!!!
That’s awesome! The chives sound great… and it lends to the super green aspect of the dish! Nice sub, Nagi! 🙂
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Totally genius to use edamame in a hummus! And tarragon was totally innovative too! And your pics are beautiful!
Thanks, so much Rachelle. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Maybe if I look at it long enough I won’t have to go to the gym today? And if I make it – cancel my membership?! Oh man, Kathleen – this is a stunner! On so many levels! Loving everything about this, my friend. And I’m with you – keep the shiny bags away!
Ha! You crack me up, Annie! Wouldn’t that be just fantastic if you could be healthier just by looking at something?! Hope you’re having a wonderful week my dear 🙂
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
I am soooo like you, Kathleen, with the snacks. Unfortunately we do keep some in sometimes and yes, I do eat them!! But I LOVE hummus and think this version of yours is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I’m actually kicking myself that I didn’t think of making a hummus with edamame myself! Great reminder to make hummus to snack on more often … and now I’m inspired to make some homemade pitta chips, too!
Thank you my dear. When you have intense snack-attacks like I do – nothing in the house is safe. So I always have to have healthy snacks around 🙂
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
Love that this hummus is made with edamame instead of chickpeas. There’s always a bag of edamame in my freezer so will make this next time I need/want a good guilt-free snack. Your photos are always so gorgeous Kathleen. Makes me want to reach in, grab the food, and stuff it in my mouth! 🙂
Thanks so much, Karrie. That really means a lot to me 🙂 And I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe! I always have a bag of edamame in the freezer too so they end up in all sorts of things when I cook 😉
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Kathleen, this hummus is absolutely gorgeous! I am a mad snacker so we can’t buy snacks either–though I love how healthy this is so I can feel good while I consume my weight in pita chips 🙂 Just discovered your blog and it is lovely! We just had a hapa boy but he’s looking less and less Asian as the days go by–hopefully the Korean in him will kick in soon 🙂
Thanks, Amy! I could also consume my weight in pita chips 😉 I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and congrats on your hapa baby boy! 🙂 It’s so hard to tell what kids are going to look like when they’re first born. It’s been my observation (not at all based on any science) that kids with Asian mothers tend to look more Asian than those with Asian fathers. My dad is Japanese and I rarely get identified as being half Asian. If you’re interested, Cafepress has some super cute hapa onesies: http://www.cafepress.com/+hapa+baby-bodysuits
THIS is everything! Hummus is totally the best snack to have on hand – I always find myself searching for some! 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I couldn’t agree more – hummus IS the best snack to have on hand when the dreaded ‘snack-attack’ occurs 😉
Matt @ Inspired Food says
I love this green take on humus! Looks incredible!
Thanks, Matt! 🙂
Maggie | Omnivore's Cookbook says
I love love love this dish! At first I thought it’s just another guac but then I found out this is SO cool! Frozen edamame is our favorite snack and we always have it in freezer.
We do keep some snacks at home – giant bag of tortillas chips and salsa. Now I can’t wait to try out this wonderful dipping in the kitchen!
Yeah… if we had a giant bag of tortillas chips and salsa, it would be GONE in a day!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
AH! I am so pissed off that my Wi-Fi has been acting up and I am JUST NOW seeing this!!! This hummus looks SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS, Kathleen! I love green goddess dressing, but this… THIS(!) takes it to a whole new level of OMGeeeee! I am digging your substitution of edamame and addition of avocado! Talk about creamy and dreamy! Seriously, I need this in my life, like yesterday! And I am with you on snacking. I am a dangerous snacker. #Can’tStop. But, no need to stop when it’s something this healthy! Totally means I can eat at least a gallon (spoon-mouth-repeat) and not feel guilty! WINNING! Pinned! SO making this PRONTO! xoxo <3
Thank you doll! I found that pureeing edamame doesn’t smooth out as well as chickpeas, so the avocado certainly helps to cream things up – a happy incident 🙂
The Endless Meal says
Holy damn girl … you just made me drool all over my computer screen! These pictures are so beautiful and the hummus sounds amazing. Nice work!
Aww… thank you my dear 🙂 xxoo
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
My husband and kids are always hungry. It feels like I’m always in the kitchen fixing up snacks for them too haha 🙂 This hummus gorgeous, Kathleen! Love the edamame and tarragon in here! It’s the perfect healthy snack!
Thanks, Kelly. One of the great things about this, is you feel full without eating a whole lot – so it certainly stretches 🙂
Thao @ In Good Flavor says
I used to be so good at avoiding junk food in the house, but it’s been really hard the last couple of years. If it’s there, I will seek out, especially if it is salty and crunchy. This hummus sounds fantastic and exactly what I need to have in the house for snack attacks too!
Yum, this hummus sounds delicious!
I love the super green goddess flavor in this hummus! Definitely perfect for snacking, since I usually try to avoid pre packed snacks in the house, just like you! Pinned to try it!
Girl and the Kitchen says
Oh damn Kathleen!!! I am SOOOO in love! Ever since I went vegan I have been eating hummus by the boatloads!!! This is fabulous!! And My husband asks me what snacks do we have between 10-11 pm when I just finished washing the dishes and the kitchen and am ready to chill out for an hour on the couch,,.Why don’t they come up with their own snacks 🙂 Have a great weekend doll!
Marissa (@pinchandswirl) says
Oh boy, I hear you about the snacks. Best for me not to have them around. 🙂 But this hummus looks super healthy and super delicious. AND my husband is allergic to chickpeas, so I love that it’s made with edamame!! I’ll be trying this pronto…
Oh really?! Well then I’m glad I didn’t post just a plain ol’ chickpea hummus 😉 I hope you and your hubby enjoy!
Kathleen, no snacks in the house?! I love that. . but then my kids and snack loving husband would die (and kill me) 😛 I got into the no snacking while doing the whole 30. . there’s something really effective about not snacking but then again, I like to graze and nibble here and there so I don’t eat a ton at meal times. Bring on the green goddess hummus! this looks so good!!!
Oh I like to graze too! Sometimes I think the lines between grazing and snacking blurs a bit for me 😛
I just…I keep saying it. I feel like a groupie. You just take food cool to another level. I don’t know what it is, I just know that I think everything you share is cool. I’ve seen green hummus before but had no interest in it. I read your words about it (fellow snack queen!) and I WANT to make this.
PS At least you have a hubby to HIDE snacks from you. I try hiding it from myself. Doesn’t work!!!
Well the feeling is definitely mutual, Nagi 🙂
Ha! I’m just picturing hiding my OWN snacks! Given my short-term memory, I’d probably forget where I hid things anyway.
nicole (thespicetrain.com) says
Can you believe that I was going through our freezer a mere 30 minutes ago (taking inventory), finding a long-forgotten bag of edamame beans in the back and thinking to myself, “What in the world am I going to do with these?” Now I know. Thank you! The recipe sounds delicious and the photo looks wonderfully inviting. 🙂
I like to call that, ‘foodie e.s.p.’ 🙂 I’m so glad I could help with your edamame needs – I hope you enjoy, Nicole!
nicole (thespicetrain.com) says
Had all ingredients (except for pine nuts) in the house and made it last night for dinner – LOVED it!
Yay! I’m so glad you liked it, Nicole 🙂
HAHA! That is so funny that your husband hides his snacks in the car! I am totally guilty of eating too many snacks. My husband loves hummus. This green hummus would be the perfect snack for him!
If I kept snacks in the house, I’m certain I’d weigh at least another 30 pounds 😉 Hope this super green goddess hummus curbs some of the ‘bad’ snacking for your hubby 🙂
I am all too familiar with the foraging husband 🙂 This is a great snack to have around and I eat edamame everyday for my snack so I have to try this. Pics are outstanding.
Thanks, Janette! Yeah, I think we all like to forage. I hope you like this hummus as much as I do 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
This super goddess humus looks divine, Kathleen. I too love your gorgeous photos! Happy Friday! 🙂
Thank you my dear 🙂 Happy Friday to you too! 🙂