Hummus has been a healthy meal-time staple for me since college. Back in the days of cramming for exams and writing endlessly long papers, having hummus with an accompaniment of raw veggies readily available was always a win. Now that I am a mom of two small kids, I offer the same combo of hummus along with raw veggies at lunch or dinner, and they can't get enough.
I was recently in the grocery store with my 5 year old, and we were in the frozen vegetable aisle, where we normally stock up on frozen peas (another meal time favorite). My daughter spots a bag of frozen Lima beans, and insists that we need to buy them because "she loves them"...! I attempted to serve them for dinner that night, only to be told by both kids after a few bites that they were "yucky." Thanks kids!!
So, with this same bag of frozen Lima beans, I decided to craft a delicious hummus because I absolutely hate wasting food. This recipe is really versatile, so you could definitely add some fresh herbs and additional spices to enhance the flavor if you desire.
Step 1: Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the frozen Lima beans and allow to cook through, about 10 minutes or so.
Step 2: In a food processor, combine the cooked Lima beans, along with all of the other ingredients. Process to your desired consistency.
Lima Bean Hummus
- 16 ounces frozen lima beans
- 3 tablespoons sesame tahini paste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
As I mentioned, hummus is great with raw veggies, and also with whole grain crackers or you can use it as an alternative to mayo or mustard on your sandwich or wrap. Hope you enjoy!