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Lima Bean Hummus

2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen baby lima beans
1 large onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tsp. salt
2 cups water
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped

Simmer beans, onion, garlic, salt, and water in a covered saucepan until beans are tender, about 8 minutes. 
Stir in cilantro and parsley and let stand, uncovered for 5 minutes. 
Drain bean mixture and transfer to a food processor.  Add cumin, cayenne, 3 tbsp. lemon juice,
4 tbsp. oil, dill and mint and puree until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temp, stirring
occasionally.  Season with salt and pepper and add lemon if necessary.  Put dip in a bowl and drizzle
with the remaining olive oil.  Serve with tortilla or pita chips.


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