Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs
Recipe from EatingWell

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.

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

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  • 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, 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
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.
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.

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 25, Fat, total (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 3, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 56, Potassium (mg) 62, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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