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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.

Joshua Haynes
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2008

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

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

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Directions

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

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

95 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 1.4g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 3.6g; iron 1.4mg; sodium 195mg; calcium 21mg.
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