Thursday, April 30, 2009

Soybean Hummus (now with recipe!)

soy bean hummus

Watch this space! Recipe coming, I promise! I need to upload photos so I beg for your patience!


OK, this took me a couple days longer than I anticipated, but here we go! I got this recipe from the book 'The Japanese Kitchen'. I must confess that I had never had hummus before I came to Japan, and have only ever eaten soy bean hummus. How about that? So, I cannot comment on how it compares to hummus made with garbanzo beans. Add enough garlic and cumin and I'm sure it will be delicious!

Soybean Hummus

The original recipe calls for dried soybeans which you soak and cook, but I use the prepared soybeans found in the refrigerated section of the vegetable aisle.


Also, instead of tahini, the recipe uses sesame seed paste. 'Neri goma' in Japanese.

neri goma

1 package prepared soy beans
3 Tbsp. sesame seed paste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
juice from one lemon
1 tsp. sugar
1.5 tsp. salt
1/4 cup warm water
cumin and cayenne pepper

Place all ingredients except cumin and cayenne pepper in a blender and mix until smooth. Add a little more warm water or olive oil if it's too thick. Add cumin and cayenne pepper to taste.

The latest batch I made, I used two bags of soybeans and so a little more oil and water. I also usually use at least two cloves of garlic, because I love garlic! Serve with crackers, bread or vegetable sticks.


Sara said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE hummus.. I will be waiting for this one!! How does it taste compared to the chickpea kind??

Sara said...

Ohhh thanks for posting the recipe!! I will be giving this a try as soon as we get settled at the PILs!!!


Pamela said...

that hummus has a face!!

King of New York Hacks said...

Every time I come here I make special stops in neighborhoodds that only carrry these ingrediants...awesome.

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Cecilia said...

Now I know what nerigoma looks like I can try to find it. Thanks for the picture.

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