Avocado - Lima Bean Spread

Avocado - Lima Bean Spread
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Start to Finish 10 mins


  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • Fresh juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • Warm whole wheat flatbread or pita, for serving

Make It

1. Steam (or microwave) the lima beans according to package directions.

2. In a food processor, puree the lima beans with the lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt, scraping down the side of the work bowl a few times, until smooth.

3. Add the avocado and yogurt; puree, scraping the bowl once, until smoothly combined. Thin by whirling in a little water if needed. Serve at once or press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the spread before refrigerating for up to 8 hours.


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