Lima beans give this hummus-like dip a slightly sweet flavor.
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 salt
1 garlic clove
How to Make It
Cook beans in boiling water 10 minutes or until very tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
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.
for your toddler: Serve the dip with tender raw vegetables like pea pods and cucumber halves or slightly steamed carrot sticks and broccoli florets.