Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

A low-fat vegetarian sandwich spread that I have never tried but always meant to! From Sarah Schlesinger's "500 Fat Free Recipes." The cook time is actually the chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree the lima beans in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Put the beans in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
  4. Spread on bread or crackers.
Most Helpful

5 5

Amazing. I omitted the peppers (due to food allergies) and my kids aren't fond of red onions, so I just let each person add their own. It was great in a roll-up with spinach, cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes. I used frozen limas, and I did have to add a little bit of water to make it spreadable.

2 5

I'm sorry, but this just didn't impress me. It tastes strongly of lemon, cayenne and garlic, all of which overpower the taste of the lima beans. I love lima beans so was disappointed not to be able to taste them.

5 5

I loved this spread, Jen. It is very thick but not so much that it wouldn't spread. I used fresh squeezed lemon juice. The flavors come together well and are very vibrant. Since I have a strange love for lima beans, I will be making this regularly. It is great for lunch or a quick snack. Thanks for posting.