Lima Bean Mash with Lemon and Olive Oil

See the RecipeJoyce Ravid

Forget trendy beans—it doesn't take much to make America's own tried-and-true lima beans into something special. Pureed and spread on toasted country bread, they make a fine Mediterranean-ish appetizer. If you must be on the cutting culinary edge, simply substitute cooked fresh red lentils or fava, navy, or cannellini beans for the limas.