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Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie

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Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie
We had some beautiful weather this week so we decided to have our first outdoor BBQ of the season! I love barbecue season because eating outside is just plain fun, the food is always so good, and the company is always great! Dollar General just started carrying some limited edition Dixie Ultra plates, which will add some fun color to your spring and summer grilling parties, and I’ve got a delicious Butter Bean Hummus recipe my husband has been perfecting. 

Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie

When hosting a barbecue, whether it be for my immediate family or company, there’s one thing I absolutely don’t want to worry about – DISHES! Who wants to spend a nice sunny day indoors washing dishes? Not me. I like to keep a stash of fun paper plates on hand, and plastic utensils so we can have super easy cleanup after our meal is done. 

Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie

You can’t use just any paper plates for a barbecue because the super thin ones won’t hold up to baked beans soaking through, or cutting up steak and chicken. Dixie plates come with a Soak Proof Shield™ that can handle anything from salad dressing to burger grease. The Dixie plates are great and also come in a fun summer print – I just love how durable they are and how cute they are. Get armed and ready for your next grill day when you stop over at Dollar General to shop the season summer picnic section near the center of the store. These limited edition plates will be in through the end of July!

Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie

Now that we’ve got the barbecue dishes under control, what you put on those plates is just as important. I love changing up the side dishes I offer with my different grilled meats, so for our first day of grill season, Keith whipped up his homemade Butter Bean Hummus and we served it with some real vegetable chips. They add great color and flavor. Then, I added a few fresh strawberries and served it alongside a very delicious grilled hamburger. YUM!

Butter Bean Hummus Recipe for Your Next BBQ with Dixie

Butter Bean Hummus is very similar to hummus made with chickpeas, but is instead made with butter beans (or a variety of dried lima beans). You may think you don’t like lima beans because you’ve only ever had them in a frozen veggie mix (which nobody likes) but trust me, this hummus won’t taste anything like that!

I’d say our first barbecue of the year was delicious and a big hit. The outdoor temps couldn’t have been more perfect, cleanup was a breeze, and the food was scrumptious.

Butter Bean Hummus
Yields 1
A delicious hummus made from butter beans
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1/4 cup Tahini
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 2 cups cooked lima beans
  4. 2 Tbs olive oil
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 Tbs pepper
  7. 2 cloves garlic, min
  1. In a blender, combine Tahini and lemon juice. Mix for one minute and then add all remaining ingredients. Blend for one more minute.
  2. Serve with your favorite veggies, crackers or chips.
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  • Oh wow! I’ve never heard of butterbean hummus before! I have to make it. Butterbeans are in steady supply down here in Georgia.

  • We’re going to be having so many little family barbecues over the summer so the picnic section at Dollar General is going to help a lot. I haven’t tried butter bean hummus before but it sounds good!

  • I love fun paper plates! When they are sturdy and functional it’s even better!

  • Yum!! I just recently started to like Hummus but haven’t tried to make my own yet! We love to entertain so I’ll have to grab some Dixie Plates and make this delicious recipe.

  • I’ve never like hummus nor lima beans. But I’ll take your word for it that they’re different this way and give it a try!

  • I love those colorful plates! We are planning a big anniversary party for my parents, those would be great for that. It’s just casual on and on their farm.

  • I’ll have to try this butter bean hummus. I assume the texture is very similar to when you use chickpeas.

  • Mouth watering recipes for our today’s BBQ. I have put strict instructions to our cook not to include anything else except this recipe. You he was pretty happy to read this and offering her lot of kudos.

    Thanks in advance before you make any response to our comment.

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