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Bowl of lima bean hummus garnished with olive oil, pepper and basil and served with cucumbers, carrots and crackers.
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3.60 from 10 votes

Lima Bean Hummus

A new twist on an old classic, this lima bean hummus is creamy, sweet and super easy to make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lima bean hummus
Servings: 4


  • 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
  • 1/4-1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid or water more or less to thin dip as desired


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


  • 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.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 303mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g