Lima Bean Dip (Salsa di Fagioli)

Lima Bean Dip (Salsa di Fagioli) Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Fava beans are traditional in this hummuslike dip. Use them, if you find them, in place of the lima beans. Serve with raw vegetables for dipping.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 95
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 195 mg
Calcium 21 mg

Ingredients

1 pound frozen baby lima beans
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove

Preparation

1. Cook beans in boiling water 10 minutes or until very tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

2. Place sesame seeds in a blender; process until finely ground. Add juice and remaining ingredients; process until blended. Add beans and 1/2 cup reserved liquid; process until almost smooth, scraping sides of blender occasionally.

Note:

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Joshua Haynes,

September 2008
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