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Butter Bean Hummus

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like zaar needs another hummus recipe.......but-this is different cause it's made from butterbeans (lima beans) instead of the usual chickpeas. found the recipe on the net a while back and have made it many times since then. thought i'd share it.

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Time: 135 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 8

Ingredients: dried butter beans,garlic cloves,tahini,kosher salt,black pepper,cayenne,olive oil,lemon juice


  1. soak the beans overnight in plenty of water
  2. drain and discard the soaking water
  3. put the beans in a pot and cover with cold fresh water
  4. bring to a boil and then simmer , partially covered , until they are very tender but not mushy
  5. remove from heat and drain , reserving the cooking liquid
  6. put the beans in a food processor fitted with a steal blade
  7. add garlic , tahini , salt , pepper , and cayenne
  8. puree this mixture , and with the motor running , slowly pour in the olive oil and lemon juice
  9. if the puree is too thick , pour in a little of the reserved cooking liquid until the puree is silky smooth , i use up about one cup of the cooking liquid
  10. taste for seasoning and add more salt and cayenne if desired
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