Spotlight Recipe: Edamame Hummus

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Now that I've (finally) furnished my new apartment, I've started hosting get-togethers. This unique spin on hummus, which is traditionally made with chickpeas, is an easy snack that I can set out while we're swapping stories. To be sure I'm covered for last-minute gatherings, I whip up a batch on the weekend and have it ready to pull out of the fridge when company arrives. The dip is also a great bring-along to a holiday party or potluck.

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