Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Number of Servings: 6 (59 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

You might think the humble lima bean little more than a vegetable to threaten small children with, but in this herbed and spiced spread, it’s a brilliant treat served either as a dip for veggies and chips or a spread for a vegetarian sandwich.


  • 10 oz. frozen lima beans
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add lima beans, garlic, and crushed red pepper and cook until the beans are tender (10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool slightly in the liquid (10 minutes).
  2. Drain the beans and garlic. Add to a food processor with oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  3. Stir in mint, cilantro, and dill.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 59 g

Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 25.6mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 235mg 4%
Vitamin A 9mcg 0%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 8%
Vitamin K 3.3mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.1mg 4%
Riboflavin 0mg 4%
Niacin 1.3mg 8%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 15.3mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.1mg 2%
Phosphorus 53.4mg 4%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 25.1mg 6%
Zinc 0.3mg 4%
Selenium 1.3mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 8%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Lima Beans, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Mint, Salt, Cumin, Cilantro, Dill, Red Pepper Flakes.

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