Lima Bean Hummus

Lima Bean Hummus Recipe

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about 1 1/2 cups
10 Min
10 Min
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12 oz
frozen lima beans (or equivalent amount of cooked fresh lima beans)
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice, to taste
2 clove
garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper, to taste
1/4 c
fresh basil, coarsely chopped (fresh only!)
1/4-1/2 c
reserved cooking liquid from the lima beans, or as much as desired to thin

How to Make Lima Bean Hummus


  • 1Cook lima beans according to package directions, drain and reserve ¼-1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Note: to retain the nutrients and vitamins in the lima beans, I suggest lightly steaming.
  • 2In a food processor, combine all ingredients *except* cooking liquid or water.
  • 3Purée until smooth, gradually adding cooking liquid as desired to thin dip; scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • 4Arrange on a bowl or platter. Serve with cut up grille baguette, pita or Arabic bread, matzo, etc.

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About Lima Bean Hummus

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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