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.

Recipe from EatingWell
Ingredients
  • 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
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Directions
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.
Tip:
1. 
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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