It was great to meet fellow gardeners at this year’s Toronto Seedy Sunday! Although it’s only February, you can tell that there are a lot of people getting excited for the upcoming gardening season. This year we had a particularly large interest in our Edamame seeds.
We had great success with this ‘Champion’ variety of soybean, which we sold at the Dufferin Grove Farmer’s market back this past August. Edamame taste beautifully fresh, but freezes quite well so you can enjoy them throughout the winter. We’re looking forward to growing this type again this year, and we’ll be using the ‘succession planting’ method for a longer season.
For those lucky enough to still have frozen Edamame in the freezer, here is a great recipe for Edamame hummus:
- 1.5 cups of frozen shelled edamame
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pulse edamame, garlic, tahini, juice, oil, salt, cumin and pepper in a food processor until mixture is the consistency of guacamole; add water 1 tablespoon at a time if too thick. Cover; refrigerate until party time. Serve with pita toasts and peppers for dipping.