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Lima Beans (Habas Verdes)


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  • 2 Tbs (30 ml) butter or olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs (450-675 g) frozen lima beans, cooked according to package directions
  • 2-3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced for garnish
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


Servings 4


Step 1

Heat the butter in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion and garlic until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, jalapeño, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add the cooked lima beans and stir to combine. Serve garnished with sliced egg and chopped parsley. Serves 4 to 6.

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