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Lima Beans For All - 80 recipes

Lima beans have gotten a bad rap over the years. Everyone says kids hate 'em, but the truth is, these little lima beans are delicious and nutritious! Try out our lima bean recipes for soups, pilafs, patties, and more.

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By á-174535

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (7 Votes)
Lima Bean and Sweet Pepper Gratin 1 Picture
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Servings 8
Cooking time 90

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cups frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1/4 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 roasted red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs, made from a country-style bread

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Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the beans and peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking

  • 12 ounces fettuccine (3/4 box)
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen lima beans (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), cut into half-moons
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino or Parmesan (1 ounce)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil

  • 1 10 -ounce box frozen lima beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Pita chips and/or vegetable sticks, for serving
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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Place the first five ingredients in a 5-qt

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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1.For the salad Remove peas from shells and cook in boiling salted water

  • Salad:
  • 1 cup edamame, shelled
  • 1 cup lima beans
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 cup charred asparagus
  • white balsamic vinaigrette to taste
  • 1 ⁄4 cup Gruyère cheese, shaved
  • Charred asparagus:
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped into 1⁄4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • red chili pepper flakes, to taste
  • White balsamic vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 ⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • Read more: http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/food/edamame-amp-lima-bean-salad#ixzz2wvTbI0KF
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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1. In a large soup pot, brown the Italian sausage; drain off fat

  • 3 (3.5 ounce) links Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 large meaty ham bone or 4 smoked ham hocks
  • 16 ounces dry lima beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Soak beans overnight Combine all ingredients in crock pot

  • 1 lb lima beans
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 ribs celery chopped
  • 3 large potatoes cubed
  • 2 lg carrots diced
  • 2 cup ham diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 quarts water or combination water and beef broth
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Combine cheese sauce and Lima beans

  • 4 cups Lima beans cooked
  • Make cheese sauce
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 TBS flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cops shredded swiss cheese
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Preheat grill or barbecue

  • 2 pounds baby octopus - (16 to 24 size) boiled for 3/4 hour
  • with a cork
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked giant lima beans
  • 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots peeled, minced
  • 1/4 cup Tapenade (Black Olive Paste) (see recipe)
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch chives snipped 3" long
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Cook pasta in plenty of rapidly boiling salted water until almost tender, about 10 minutes

  • 1/2 pound short tubular pasta
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 slices prosciutto chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound shelled lima beans
  • 2 pounds yellow squash cubed
  • 1/4 pound cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Make your own homemade vegetable soup, starting with a big ham bone! Add other vegetables, to your preference

  • 1 large ham bone
  • 1/2 cup navy beans
  • 1/2 cup lima beans
  • 1 package dried vegetable soup mix, like Manischewitz Vegetable Soup Mix With Mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, mashed
  • A few peppercorns
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 to 5 carrots, diced
  • 4 to 5 red skinned potatoes, in 1" cubes
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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1. Sort beans. Soak overnight

  • 1 lb. bag large dry lima beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 large potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 large carrots, cut in 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 cups extra-lean, lower-sodium ham
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 quarts water, or combination water and beef broth
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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1. Cook the beans in a saucepan over medium heat with the onion, bay leaf, parsley branches, thyme sprigs, ½ tsp s...

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen lima beans
  • 1 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1 bay leaf
  • 4 4 parsley branches
  • 2 sprigs 2 sprigs thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 bunch 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups 4 cups corn kernels (about 5 ears of corn)
  • 3 tbsp. 3 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. 1 tbsp. chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp. 1 tbsp. chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 2 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Add all ingredients to large pot and bring to boil

  • 2 cups lima beans, dry/raw
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce, plus 5 cans water
  • 4 Tbs olive oil (or 1 “big spoonful”)
  • 1 tsp oregano, or any dry italian herbs will do
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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Adapted from WSJ recipe for Fava Beans Braised with Pancetta and Olive Oil

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced pancetta or prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3-4 pounds frozen thawed lima beans
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock or water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • Rustic country bread, for serving
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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