Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

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Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Humble limas are transformed into a sensational Mediterranean spread that is vibrant with a mix of fresh herbs and spices. You can substitute frozen edamame beans for the limas in Step 1; cook according to package directions.

Serves 24

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 60 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 10-ounce p frozen lima beans
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lima beans, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook until the beans are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool in the liquid.

Step 2

Drain the beans and garlic. Transfer to a food processor. Add oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper; process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl, stir in mint, cilantro and dill.


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