This recipe gets its name from its uniqueness. Edamame, cooked spinach, and tahini are blended together to create a sauce unlike any other. It's smooth like hummus in its texture, yet it tastes like pesto. Serve it over pasta or enjoy it as a dip.

Green Edamame Spinach Hummus Pesto [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups cooked edamame beans
  • 7 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon tahini 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or any other herb you like)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Preparation

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the spinach in a blender or food processor. Make it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
  2. Quickly sauté the spinach on medium-high heat until wilted, without oil. Use a tiny bit of water, if needed.
  3. Fold in the spinach in the edamame mix and serve over pasta.
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