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Bowl of lima bean hummus garnished with olive oil, pepper and basil and served with cucumbers, carrots and crackers.

Lima Bean Hummus


  • Author: Eating Bird Food
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A new twist on an old classic, this lima bean hummus is creamy, sweet and super easy to make!


Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag of frozen lima beans (about 2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/41/2 cup reserved cooking liquid or water, more or less to thin dip as desired

Instructions

  1. Cook lima beans according to package directions, drain and reserve 1/4-1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except cooking liquid or water.
  3. Purée until smooth, gradually adding liquid as desired to thin dip and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Notes

  • If you’re cooking lima beans from scratch, you’ll want to cook 3/4 cup dry lima beans, which should give you about 2 cups.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Process
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 303mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: lima bean hummus

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