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Lima Beans For All - 12 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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Top rated Lima Bean recipes

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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
4.4/5 (16 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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This simple and tasty Lima Bean and Dumpling Soup is so easy to put together

  • 2 bags frozen lima beans, large or small
  • 1 can petite tomatoes
  • 1 can whole corn, not drained
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 package frozen dumplings
4.2/5 (22 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
4.5/5 (17 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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Pressure cooking is a healthy way to cook dry beans, and even works without soaking in a pinch

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup cooked bacon pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 bag (16-ounce) frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.1/5 (23 Votes)

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Place water, bouillon cubes and butter in a 4-quart pot with lid

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 lbs. frozen baby lima beans
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Quick and easy to make, just toss the ingredients in a bowl and let marinate for up to 6 hours

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can butter beans or lima beans, rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas or navy beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
4.3/5 (4 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
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tspn dried thyme)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups peeled butternut squash in 1/2" pieces (from about one 2-lb squash)
  • 1 package frozen baby lima beans - (10 oz) thawed
  • 2 cups canned vegetable broth or more if needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 10 ounces penne pasta - (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
0/5 (0 Votes)

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