A tasty spread that is high in protein… The edamame (young soybeans) in this spread offer a complete protein, as well as calcium, vitamin C and iron.
We have been serving it on our toasted sprouted grain bread, with tomatoes and onion sprouts – yum! Best made and eaten fresh, as the zing in flavour disappears when it is stored longer than a day. This spread is quick to make, the main equipment you will need is a saucepan and a food-processor.
- 150g frozen edamame
- 140g frozen peas
- Flesh of 1 medium avocado
- 22g (1.5Tbsp) lemon juice
- 7g (1/2 cup loosely packed) fresh basil leaves
- 6g (1/2 cup loosely packed) fresh parsley
- 10g (2/3 Tbsp) olive oil
- 4g (3/4 tsp) sea salt
- In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and add frozen edamame and peas. Bring back to the boil and cook 2 minutes. In this time fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Drain the veges and plunge them immediately into the iced water to stop the cooking and retain colour and nutrition.
- Add all ingredients to the food processor.
- Process for 1 – 2 minutes, until the herbs are chopped quite small but the mixture still has texture. Taste and adjust if necessary.
- Keep in an airtight container in the fridge until serving.