I invented this dip just before Madame la Moue's swish on Friday, when we realised we had plenty to drink, but no snackettes to soak it up. MLM had bread and crackers, but nothing in the house to dip them in, so I rifled the freezer and found some frozen soya beans, or as we cosmopolitan types call them: edamame.
200g frozen soya beans
Juice of half a lemon
1 clove of garlic, crushed to a paste with salt in a pestle and mortar
Handful of flat-leafed parsley
Handful of mint
3 tbsp olive oil
Plunge the soya beans into boiling water for 5 minutes and drain. Mix all the ingredients together and liquidise until very smooth. Loosen with a little water if necessary. Adjust the flavours to taste. Serve with pitta or garlic bread.