Recipe: PS404’s Edamame Hummus

Make this edamame hummus from Public School 404 

Friends and I had dinner at Public School 404 on the West Side. We had heard about their edamame hummus and decided to give that a try. It was delicious! It comes topped with sesame seeds and little bits of seaweed, served with fire-grilled flatbread. Do you think the chef might be willing to share the recipe? Thank you so much for this column! — Keri Lubell, Decatur

Public School 404’s corporate chef Jonathan Wood was happy to share the recipe for Edamame Hummus which he credits to Grill Concepts/Public School. Try it as a nice change from traditional chickpea hummus. With its bright green color, it would be a great addition to a cocktail party spread.

Shelled edamame is available in the frozen vegetable section of most grocery stores. Furikake is a dried Japanese seasoning mix of sesame seeds, salt, seaweed and other ingredients. Find it at the Buford Highway Farmers Market or other markets carrying Asian ingredients.

Recipe: PS404’s Edamame Hummus
  • 1 pound shelled edamame
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Furikake, for garnish
  • In a medium saucepan, cover edamame with water and bring to a boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook edamame 4 to 5 minutes or until just slightly tender. Do not overcook as the beans will lose their bright green color. Drain beans and then place in an ice water bath to stop cooking. Once cool, drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons edamame for garnish and place the rest in the bowl of a food processor. Add tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic and cumin and process until smooth. Scrape down sides and process 20 seconds more. With food processor running, drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil. When mixed, taste for seasoning. Move to serving bowl and garnish with reserved edamame, then drizzle with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and sprinkle with furikake. Makes: 3 cups

Nutritional information

Per serving: Per tablespoon: 35 calories (percent of calories from fat, 70), 1 gram protein, 1 gram carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams fat (trace saturated fat), no cholesterol, 3 milligrams sodium.

From the menu of … Public School 404, 930 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-817-0984.

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