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    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.


    • 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


    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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