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Lima Bean Spread With Cumin & Herbs

Lima Bean Spread With Cumin & Herbs
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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.

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour
  • 1 10-ounce package
    frozen lima beans
  • 4 cloves
    garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons
    lemon 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
  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.
  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.


Nutritional Information

Makes: about 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories25
  • Fat1 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates3 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein1 g
  • Sodium56 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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