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Roasted Garlic, Lima Bean and Rosemary Dip

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
Try this wonderful houmous-style dip. It's quick, easy and terrifically tasty!



4 clove(s), large, large

Canned lima beans

30 oz, cooked, use two 15 oz cans, drained

Fat free semi soft cheese

200 gm, tub

Rosemary sprig

1 item(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

pinch(es), freshly ground black


2 medium, chopped into sticks, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190°C/fan oven 170°C. Place the garlic cloves on a square of foil, add 2 tsp water and make a little parcel. Roast for about 15 minutes towards the top of the oven, or until the cloves are soft.
  2. Cool the garlic cloves, then squeeze out the softened pulp into a large bowl.
  3. Tip the lima beans into the bowl and add the soft cheese and rosemary. Blend with a hand-held stick blender until smooth. Alternatively, use a conventional blender or food processor to make the dip. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the dip with fresh carrot sticks. Look out for smoked garlic at farmers’ markets or delicatessen and use 2 cloves instead of roasting regular garlic.