Garlicky Lima Bean Spread

  • jmeleeS Posted: 04/15/14
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made this spread as a "Welcome Spring" Palm Sunday affair for family and everyone really enjoyed it! A few things to note: 1) If you buy garlic paste, check the label for added salt - I didn't and needless to say, the extra salt added via recipe made it too salty; 2) To combat the salt, I added 2 tbsps. of cider vinegar and more lemon juice. The addition worked well for flavor (actually I think the vinegar is necessary) but thinned out the "spread" to work more as a dip. No biggie, and it worked for us so I'd probably make the same adjustments again in the future. 3) a few of my guests are "spicy" adverse, so I used Chipotle Sauce (1 tbsp in all) for a nice smoky hint with no real heat. Nice and bright (both in color and flavor), this one is a keeper. I served with carrots, small wheat crackers and parsnip (amazing with the parsnip!) A great spring recipe to serve to a crowd and I'd definitely make again. Enjoy!

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