Soybean Hummus: Daizu Hamosu

soybean-hummus_8692Ms Shimbo experimented with using tofu to make a dip similar to hummus. But giving tofu a whirl in a food-processor made it unpleasantly smooth and slimy. Shira-ae, a Japanese tofu dressing has some similarity with hummus but it is light, fluffy and a little sweet. Using soybeans is a very clever way to make a Japanese hummus—I made daizu Hamosu last March when J. was working in Iowa and I was surviving on snack foods. This is realatively healthy snack food. And it’s easy to make, and tastes even better the next day.