Monday, October 3, 2011

Garlicky Lima Bean Spread

Need a good game day dip?

I've got the perfect one!  This dip is not your ordinary dip.  It's made of fresh and healthy ingredients so you don't get all the fat calories from it.

It's along the line of a hummus, but different in texture a little.  I found the Garlicky Lima Bean Spread in one of my favorite recipe books, "Cooking Light's Cooking through the Seasons".  This is a gem of a book.  You can see a picture of it in my sidebar under the Cookbook Corner.

This dip is a winner!  Garlicky in flavor, great with vegetables and crackers alike. You can even use it as a spread in a wrap.  Even your husband and children will love this.  It's that good!

Everyone needs a handful of great game day treats, but this would fit just as well at a nice brunch, or a holiday dinner.

I didn't take step by step pictures on this one, but I promise it is super easy to make.  You're gonna LOVE it!

Look at the wonderful green color!

Garlicky Lima Bean Spread

adapted from Cooking Light

2 cups fresh lima beans
1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Sort and wash beans; drain and place in a medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Place beans and remaining ingredients in a food processor.  Process until smooth.



  1. I hope you have left overs. I will bring the chips..this was so good.. fresh, you know I love garlic..... hey you should throw in a sliced and diced fresh jalapeno or chile serrano... to add a little latin flavor... lol and please no canned jalapenos...

  2. That looks so delicious. Cannot wait to they this one. Come visit. We have a really wonderful waffle recipe today.

  3. Wow! Sounds so flavorful and yummy!



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