Lima Bean Hummus

Lima Bean Hummus

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From the blog Eatingbirdfood.com.

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Serves:
about 1 1/2 cups
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    frozen lima beans (or equivalent amount of cooked fresh lima beans)
  • 2 Tbsp
    tahini
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    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

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook 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.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients *except* cooking liquid or water.
  3. Purée until smooth, gradually adding cooking liquid as desired to thin dip; scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  4. Arrange 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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