Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs - 2 Guiding Stars
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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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 110; Total Fat 5g (6% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 220mg (10% DV); Total Carbohydrate 13g (5% DV); Dietary Fiber 3g (11% DV); Total Sugars 0g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 8% DV; Potassium 4% DV; Manganese 15% DV; Copper 8% DV; Niacin 8% DV.
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