Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
8 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Browningbunch's Review

November 14, 2013

KatieD8's Review

February 24, 2010
My guests and I loved this appetizer. Super easy, super healthy. Went great with carrots and cucumbers. Making it again this weekend.

VizslaMom's Review

November 28, 2008
Super easy and quick recipe. I served it with toasted pita chips as an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner, and my guests loved it! If toasting the sesame seeds is too tricky, you can try using store bought tahini. This is my new fave party dip!

chriskitten8's Review

November 14, 2008
This recipe was horrible. I followed the recipe to a T, but the ingredients just don't seem to blend well together - especially the toasted sesame seeds. It was totally unedible, and a huge disappointment. I had doubled the recipe because we were having a dinner party, and ended up throwing away 2 pounds of dip.