Lima Beans

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Lima Beans

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Lima Beans (also known as butter beans) are a good source of dietary fiber and a virtually fat-free source of high-quality protein.

They go great in stews, casseroles, soups, and are found in many classic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes.

Lima beans need to be soaked before eating.  The night before, pop your lima beans in a large cooking pot. Cover with cold tap water and leave overnight. 8-12 hours is ideal soaking time.

After soaking, drain the water and replace it with fresh tap water then set it on the stove. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to get a nice gentle simmer for 20-30 mins.