September 15th, 2010
I feel kind of embarrassed to write this, but I have to tell the truth…
I don’t think I have ever properly tailgated.
I wet to a big Pack Ten school and everything. We had a really good football team when I was in school, and still… no tailgating experience. Pretty bad, right?
So as I have gotten endless requests for tailgating food, I wasn’t really sure what that meant (doesn’t everyone just drink a lot of beer?). When I asked some friends at dinner the other night (people, who apparently tailgate quite frequently!) what they wanted, they unanimously resounded with “dips!”
I may not have tailgated, but let me tell you something: dips I can do.
Here is the first of many to come this fall. This Edamame dip is kind of like a tailgating dip for women ☺ only men will love it too! Full of garlic and chili and ginger- this dip is healthy and flavorful. I serve it with fresh vegetables or blue potato chips (which I found right next to the Ruffles in the potato chip aisle!)
3 cloves garlic
1” of Fresno/jalapeno chili*
½” piece of ginger
10 oz bag of frozen Edamame, (thawed)
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
1 Tbs sesame oil
kosher salt to taste
*I used a Fresno pepper for these pictures (red), but a green jalapeno would look a lot better! Also feel free to add more chili for a spicier dip.
Combine everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.