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Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour
  about 1 1 /2 cups
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.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
RECIPE 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
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.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   about 1 1 /2 cups
Calories: 25
Sodium: 56mg
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 3g
Protein: 1g
% Cal. from Fat: 36%
Fat. Total: 1g
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