Apparently The Avengers is the biggest grossing movie of all time, as reported by my husband last night at dinner. This means nothing to me since I haven’t seen a movie at an actual theater in over a year, but kudos anyways to those masked superheros. In light of that and my own children’s personal obsession with everything superhero, here’s a snack in honor of those death-defying crime fighters.
What’s a great snack for a Superhero? Hummus.
One of the great things about hummus is it’s versatility. Though traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) you can use almost any legume. I like white bean variations, but here’s a way to make your hummus green like the Hulk- try using edamame.
Though edamame is traditionally served in the pod, lightly boiled in salt water, you can also find shelled edamame in the frozen vegetables section. Edamame are just green soy beans, which are a great source of protein. They also are a good source of fiber, calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, thiamin, and vitamin K. They are enjoyably mild tasting, making them a palatable source of many vitamins and minerals.
Why not put a little superhero into your hummus with this Incredible Hulk variation? It’s protein-packed and great with vegetables or pita chips. Enjoy!