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!
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.
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.