As I sit here and write, my belly is full from a late night reward of Pho and deep fried ice cream; and I am reminded of the days when I was deep in a cleanse rut- looking for something new and fresh to eat. After many, many days of deprivation in the name of health; I needed something healthy, delicious and DIFFERENT.
Although I ate well on my cleanse, I hit a wall- eating salads, no matter how delicious the fixins will do that. I wanted something that felt bad but was good. I had seen Edamame hummus elsewhere, but none of those renditions felt bad enough to me. Also I have no idea why I am drawn to being bad.
I wanted guacamole. I have no idea where my mind decided that it wanted guacamole; but it did. And honestly this compared to real thing. Days on from the end of my 21 day cleanse, and I am still eating this hummus with carrots, pita and pretty much anything that can support its weight.
1cup shelled soybeans
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp chopped cilantro*
1 tsp chili hot sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste.
In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the soybeans and garlic cloves for 5 minutes. Drain and place in a food processor. Add the cilantro and hot sauce. Turn on the processor and slowly add the olive oil. Stop the processor once the oil is all incorporated, taste and add salt and pepper by ¼ tsp increments. Serve with grilled multi grain tortilla cut into triangles.
*In the nature of full disclosure, I did not photograph this with cilantro; but the very first- and best- rendition I created included cilantro.