Lima Bean Hummus…..Yes, you read that right! {I promise it IS delicious!}

Don’t you love how recipes evolve?  I mean really, why would I make a lima bean hummus?  Who eats lima beans these days anyways?

The other day on Facebook, a group of us were talking about lima beans, and foods we despise.  We were hung up on the fact that you don’t hear anyone eat lima beans anymore.  Growing up my mom made lima beans, butter beans, wax beans, and so many more beans!  BUT I don’t remember eating any lima beans in the last ten years for sure.

When we were having the discussion on Facebook, one thing that popped in my head….lima bean hummus!  Katrin from Running With The Devil(ed) Eggs immediately said let’s do a post on it!  So here we are sharing our version of a VERY non-traditional hummus…..BUT still VERY delicious:-)

This recipe does not have exact measurements, it all depends on your taste buds!  Since I love grilling, I had to roast some garlic and bell peppers just because!  We were grilling like crazy this last weekend, have you seen my Boozy Grilled Pineapple Cherry Upside-Down Cake?

Even if you do not like lima beans, I promise you this… will LOVE this recipe!  The consistency of this recipe is the same as your traditional hummus.

Lima Bean Hummus

A delicious snack that is perfect on any cracker or tortilla, with the flavors of roasted garlic and bell peppers!

25 minsPrep Time

1 hourCook Time

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1 green bell pepper
1 whole garlic head
16 oz bag of lima beans (I used frozen lima beans)
2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 lemon (you may only need 2-4 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp tahini
salt and pepper to taste


Thaw bag of frozen lima beans.

On propane grill, roast the bell pepper, you want to char the outside, and soften the pepper, roast it on direct heat on the grill. Then place the roasted pepper in a bowl of ice water, and rub off the skin. Roughly chop the bell pepper.

Take head of garlic, either place in garlic roaster or wrap in foil, place on indirect heat on the grill, and roast the garlic for about one hour. Take each clove out of head of garlic and sit aside.

In medium sauce pan, steam up lima beans in small amount of water until cooked through on medium heat. Cool the cooked beans.

In food processor - Puree lima beans, roasted garlic, roasted bell pepper, olive oil, water, lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper to taste.

Have fun with this recipe, add a little more of anything, or less!



Here is Katrin from Running With The Devil(ed) Eggs – Lime Bean Hummus recipe!  Lima beans are delicious, and really are beautiful in summer salads.

NOW if you are wondering what food I despise…..I am sad to admit it is raw oysters.  I have tried to eat them raw, and steamed, but they just don’t work with me.

Do you like lima beans?  What is your favorite way to enjoy lima beans?

What food do you despise?  Do you like oysters?


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  • Katrin
    we rock!!  Love your addition of grilled peppers!!
  • kitchenriffs
    Clever idea!  Sounds like this really works  how fun!  I was actually thinking about how I don't eat lima beans about a month ago, so I made soup with some dried lima beans.  I had a bunch of zucchini and tomato and I was channeling succotash, I think (another food no one eats anymore).  Good stuff - but the fresh (if you can find them!) or frozen lima beans are probably better than the dried.  Fun post - thanks.
    •  I love succotash, but definitely don't enjoy it enough.  It is a treat that is loved down here in the south:-)  I believe I need to buy more lima beans and make some for sure soon!  Thank you so much:-) Take care, Terra
  • I've actually never tried lima beans so I can't say I don't like them. The texture of the hummus looks great and I love the roasted pepper addition!
    •  It is funny, lima beans are such a mello flavor, and easy to include in lots of different dishes:-)  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • What a creative hummus recipe! It looks so good and I love its jade green colour.
    •  Green is my favorite color, so it is my favorite:-)  It is really fun! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Lima beans have never been favorites of mine but I think I might love them in a dip.  Very creative!
    •  I promise it tastes just like hummus, they really have the same texture and flavor as any bean:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
    •  I promise it tastes just like hummus, they really have the same texture and flavor as any bean:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
    •  I promise it tastes just like hummus, they really have the same texture and flavor as any bean:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I love lima beans. I wish my husband did. I'll have to try this hummus. Never had it made with lima beans before.
    •  It honestly tastes just like regular hummus, I bet he wouldn't even know the difference.....except it is green LOL!  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • This sounds so cool!! I love hummus, and different variations of it, so this is right up my alley. Way to go, Terra! :)
    •  It really was fun to make, and I love how there are so many ways we can enjoy the lima bean hummus:-)  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Simone
    Ooo yes I do not like oysters one single bit.... I cannot imagine why anyone would want to eat those snotty salty things... Now beans on the other hand are a totally different thing. I like all beans really but funny enough lima beans are not very common here. Only recently I have seen a can of butter beans in the store but finding them fresh would be somewhat impossible I think. Would love to try this delicious recipe though!
    •  My mom used to make canned butter beans as a side dish growing up, I loved them!  You could just rinse them off a bit, and then they won't be too unhealthy:-)  I was thinking butter beans would be fun in a hummus too, they have a lovely flavor.  I wish I could eat oysters, everyone makes beautiful recipes.....but I just can't....UGH!  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Your photos do all the talking my friend, what a delicious combination of flavours :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    •  The lima beans really do work well with all the flavors....I need to make more now! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I've never tried lima beans but this does sound like a fabulous hummus recipe to try! :) 
    •  Lima beans are a pretty mellow flavor, and pretty delicious:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    I´m starting to think tahini pairs well with so many things, I can´t imagine this recipe being anything but great! With a whole garlic head! Love it
    •  A whole garlic is the only way to go!!!!  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Hummus with Lima beans... WOW!!! I like how this recipe give us a room to play with ingredients and amount as per our taste... Looks great!!
    •  It is fun to change up recipes for sure:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan
    I think this sounds AWESOME! And it's pretty  :)
    •  It really was awesome!!!  I have been thinking I need to make more for sure:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I just love this idea Terra! I have tried different types of beans to make hummus but never lima beans. Great choice! 
    •  For sure you should make some with lima beans, you will love it! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Any dish with one whole garlic head has to be good!  I do love lima beans and of course, garlic so this recipe is a definite keeper!  Love it!
    •  Oh my, a whole garlic is the best thing EVER!!! You will love this! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I am with you about oysters, I just cant bring myself to do it. I have tried them but they just don't do it for me. I love lima beans, I learnt a recipe with tahini & lemon that we all call moorish beans.
    •  Moorish beans, I love love that name!!!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I believe this is great because I made an edamame hummus a few years ago that was a huge hit.  I am dying to try your lima bean hummus.  It looks so fresh and healthy, but of course I'd probably eat it with salty chips :P the name of Katrin's blog!! VH! So fun!
    •  Oh AND now I need to make some edamame hummus, my hubby and I love love edamame:-)  Totally give it a try!  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Malou Perez-Nievera
    i only started eating hummus when i migrated here.  i thought it's one of the best discoveries i've ever had.  hubs and i love it on a friday night! 
    •  Oh hummus does rock, and I love how many different variations there are to the delicious treat!  Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • You just made me realise I haven't had lima beans for years as well!  Where did they go?  This hummus looks delicious though and I think with the other ingredients the beans would be lifted to a new level xx
    •  I say, go for it and enjoy some delicious lima beans:-)  The flavors in this hummus were really fantastic! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • YUM! I just made edamame white bean dip. NOM! :D I love the green team! Happy Thursday!
    •  The edamame white bean dip sounds really delicious!!!! I need to make edamame hummus now:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • yumm. i bet it tastes delicious. with the green pepper in there. great creation Terra
    •  It really was fantastic with the grilled pepper!!!  Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra
    •  It really was fantastic with the grilled pepper!!!  Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra