Lima Bean Skordalia

1lb bag frozen lima beans

4 cloves garlic

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Bring a pot of water to boil.  Add lima beans and cook according to package directions.  Drain and cool.  

In your food processor, place garlic cloves and pulse until finely chopped.  Next add lima beans and lemon juice.  Run the processor, scraping down the bowl as necessary until smooth.  With processor running slowly add olive oil and blend.  I also add about 1/4 cup water to help the blending.  Add salt and pepper to taste - even more lemon juice.  I like to serve it with a drizzle of olive oil and some hot paprika on top.

adapted from epicurious.com recipe