Friday, July 2, 2010

Lima Bean Spread

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good
food from fresh ingredients.
-Julia Child
While I adore fancy, gourmet meals, and elaborate spreads when dining out-at home, I am all about simple, wholesome foods. I found a pack of frozen lima beans in the back of my freezer and decided to whip up this spread, hummus style! Lima beans, also known as butter beans, are originally from Peru, and are a great replacement for garbanzo beans. This is a non-fat spread that is high in protein, dietary fiber, and iron. Plus, it's delicious, and ridiculously easy to make!

Lima Bean Spread
2 c lima beans
2 T lime juice
1 t nutritional yeast
.5 t paprika
Pepper to taste
Blend to a smooth consistency in a food processor. Serve with whole-wheat pita, on salads, in sandwiches or use carrots and celery to dip into! Could also add garlic, Chipotle, Jalepeono, the possibilites are endless!

If you're looking for grill recipes for this weekend check out Mark Bittman's epic list of 101 new grill recipes to try! I'm making grilled guacamole tonight! i also loved this list of picnic salads! mmm

Have a Happy Fourth of July!!!


Chloe said...

I recently grilled up some peaches and pineapple ej--you will love!! If only there were more grills in allston :(

Ricki said...

Can you believe I've never had fresh lima beans, just dried? Now I have to go find some frozen ones so I can try this--sounds great!