This is a great recipe for those “Oh, by the way…” moments in life when a need for you to entertain is dropped on you. Like when you are asked at the last minute to bring an appetizer to a baby shower, or when friends tell you they are stopping by, and they are already on their way. This snack is easy, I promise. You can even make it for yourself for an afternoon snack, it is yum. I usually have a bag of steamable edamame in the freezer, and if you do too, it can get you out of a pinch. Print the recipe card at the bottom of the page to have on hand in a time of need, or just memorize it, because it’s that easy.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups of edamame, steamed and shelled
1 cup of sour cream
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Steam the edamame. The kind I buy comes in a frozen bag that can be steamed right from the bag in the microwave, from Archer Farms.
With your fingers, pinch the soybeans from their shells and separate.
Roper likes to attack edamame.
Once the soy beans are shelled, pulse them in a food processor until the are very finely shredded/chopped. It will have a pulp-like consistency. Scoop shredded edamame from the food processor and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in sour cream, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Serve with pita chips or crackers. Gourmet spread made in a cinch. Prepare to be impressive.