Tasteful Recipe: Lima Bean Hummus

Tasteful Recipe: Lima Bean Hummus

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Cincy Chic teamed up with TASTE Magazine — your source for Food, Drink, Fashion and Style to provide you with recipes, food/drink related editorial and their extensive restaurant guides. This recipe comes from a TASTE contributor, to (hopefully) a plate near you!


Lima Bean Hummus

20 oz Lima beans, frozen           
1 cup onion, roughly chopped 5-6 Cloves garlic
1 Teaspoon sea salt
2 cups Spring water
2 Teaspoons Ground cumin       
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne       
1/4 Cup Fresh lemon juice    1/4 Cup Olive Oil
4-6 Fresh Mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Pita bread for serving               


  • Combine the lima beans, onion, garlic, salt and spring water in a saucepan.
  • Bring to simmer and cook about until beans are tender.
  • Drain well.
  • Put the mixture in a food processor.
  • Add the cumin, cayenne, lemon juice, olive oil and mint.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve with pita bread.





Photo: The Expatriate’s Kitchen