Herbed Lima Bean Hummus

  • This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Labor Day Grilling Party.

    Herbed Lima Bean Hummus

    Play with the spices a bit to get the flavor that you’re looking for, but it’s unique and summery and perfect with veggies or pita chips or crackers.

    Yield: About 4 cups (serves 16)

    Prep Time:15 min

    Cook Time:8 min

    Ingredients:

    2 (10 ounce) packages frozen baby lima beans
    1 large onion, chopped
    5 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a large knife
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 cups water
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
    3 to 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
    2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint

    Directions:

    1. Simmer beans, onion, garlic, salt, and water in a 3-quart saucepan, covered, until beans are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in cilantro and parsley and let stand, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

    2. Drain bean mixture in a sieve and transfer to a food processor. Add cumin, cayenne, 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice, 4 Tablespoons oil, dill and mint and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper and add lemon juice to taste. Taste again, and add additional cumin or cayenne to taste, if needed.

    3. Mound dip in a serving bowl and drizzle with remaining Tablespoon of oil. Serve with toasted pita wedges and/or fresh cut vegetables.

    Tips:

    *Make ahead tip: Prepare and cover. Dip will keep well in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
    *Taste and add more spice or herbs, as desired.

    Nutrition:

    Nutritional Information per serving:
    Serving size: 1/4 cup
    Calories per serving: 91
    Fat per serving: 4.43g
    Saturated Fat per serving: .61g
    Sugar per serving: .42g
    Fiber per serving: 2.36g
    Protein per serving: 2.91g
    Carbohydrates per serving: 10.45g

    WW POINTS per serving:
    Points Plus Program: 2 Old Points Program: 2.5

    Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Gourmet)

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  • chocolate shavings wrote:

    I like the sounds of lima beans in that dip!

  • justeatfood wrote:

    This sounds absolutely fantastic! So my style!!! Thank you so much for sharing this. Aparently I didn’t read my Gourmet magazine closely enough. I would have missed this little gem entirely.

  • Elle wrote:

    I would have never thought of using lima beans in hummus, but it looks like it works! What a beautiful shot, too–full of color!