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Easy Lima Beans: Lima beans don't have to be boring and bland. Bring them to life by making them tasty and full of flavour with this easy to follow recipe | aheadofthyme.com

Easy Lima Beans


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Lima beans don't have to be boring and bland. Bring them to life by making them tasty and full of flavour with this easy to follow recipe.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dry lima beans, pre-soaked
  • 1 carrot, chopped or sliced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend (consisting mainly of basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onions for 2 minutes and then add the garlic and turmeric. Continue to saute until the onions are soft and translucent. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the lima beans, sautéed onions and garlic, carrot, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer (covered) for 40 minutes until the lima beans are soft and tender. If the beans are still hard, continue to cook and check every 5-10 minutes until the beans are soft and tender.
  5. Turn off the heat and set the saucepan aside for 20 minutes (still covered).
  6. Reheat for serving. Add more salt, pepper or italian seasoning to taste.

Notes

How to store: Store lima beans in an airtight container and store the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator and then reheat on the stove or microwave.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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