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Soy-Wasabi Spread

Tofu and soy beans are rich in heart-friendly isoflavones; blended together, they give a wasabi-tinged spread plenty of creaminess, but little fat. Serve this spicy spread with rice crackers as an hors d'oeuvre; garnish with black sesame seeds for more Asian flavor. The spread also makes a good dip for cucumber and carrot sticks.

  • yield: Makes 3 cups
Photography: Pernille Pederson




  • 1 pound frozen shelled edamame (soy beans)
  • 8 ounces silken tofu
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese hot mustard
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

Cook's Note

Spread can be refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 2 days.


  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add edamame; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking. Drain.

  2. Step 2

    Puree edamame, tofu, lemon zest and juice, mustard, wasabi, and salt in a food processor.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2005