Soy-Wasabi Spread

3 cups

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.


  • 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


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

Cook's Notes

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

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