Lima Bean Spread

Lima bean spread dish for the whole family - a healthy spread with the addition of raw tahini and olive oil

  • StartersType
  • EasyDifficulty
  • 10 minPrep. Time
  • 2Serving/Unit


Lima bean, 2 cups
or any white bean
Raw tahini, 4 tablespoons
Garlic, 1 clove
Lemon juice, 2-3 tablespoons
freshly squeezed
Olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons
Salt, 1/2 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Bean cooking water, about 1/2 cups
gradually and only if necessary


1. Soak the beans in water for about 24 hours.
2. Cook the soaked beans in a covered pot with plenty of water for about 2-3 hours (you can also use a pressure cooker). The goal is to reach a very soft texture. Do not forget - save 1/2 cup of the cooking water (maybe we will need them later). In addition, set aside also about 1/2 cup of the beans for garnish at the end.
3. Grind all the ingredients (except the cooking water we kept aside) in the food processor until a smooth spread is obtained. If necessary, add the bean cooking water, taste and fix seasoning.
4. Serve the spread with the whole beans we kept aside, and garnish with olive oil and pine nuts. Can be stored in a closed box/jar in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You get a perfect lima bean spread!
5. Bon appetite (:

Total time: 1-2 days

Equipment: food processor.

The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste. The preparation method also includes soaking and cooking. The nutritional value does not include the garnish of olive oil and pine nuts.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 495 cal 203 cal
Proteins 22 g 9 g
Carbohydrates 44 g 18 g
Fat 26 g 11 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
Adi Cohen Simantov Recipe by Adi Cohen Simantov
Lima Bean Spread
Healthy and delicious bean spread