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Garlicky Lima Bean Spread

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
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8 servings (serving size: 3 tablespoons)

Roasted garlic paste comes in a tube, which makes it easy to squeeze out just the amount you need. Look for it in the spice section of the supermarket. Use a 10-ounce package of frozen baby lima beans if you can't find fresh ones. Serve with summer vegetable crudités such as whole radishes, baby carrots, endive leaves, zucchini, and yellow squash strips.

Ingredients

  • 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 roasted garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 67
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 2.9 g
  • carbohydrate 10.2 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 157 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Place beans and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.