Tasty Lima Bean Recipes

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Lima beans, also known as butter beans, are a protein-packed source of fiber associated with better blood sugar control, heart health and weight loss. 

Check out these delicious recipes to figure out how to add more lima beans to your repertoire. 

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Summer Lima Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the lima bean salad with your favorite grilled protein. Fresh watermelon for dessert and grilled Brussels sprouts would finish off the meal nicely.

75% fiber foods – red onion, lima beans, corn, grape tomatoes, cucumber, chopped parsley, Brussels sprouts, watermelon
25% foods – dressing, grill proteins: chicken/fish/tofu/meat

Recipe Note: Use only enough dressing for flavor to keep the amount of fat lower in this meal. 

Greek Baked Lima Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate these beans over 1/2 cup brown rice for a delicious supper. Grilled veggies would make a nice addition if you want a more substantial meal. Pick your own 25% item. A glass of orange juice would be my pick. 

75% fiber foods – brown rice, grilled veggies, lima beans, garlic, onion, diced tomatoes, tomato paste
25% foods – olive oil, orange juice

Sweet Potato, Lima Beans and Burrata Cheese Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salad makes for a great lunch. Serve over a bed of spinach with a side of your favorite fruit. If you don't have burrata cheese, use mozzarella.

75% fiber foods – sweet potatoes, garlic, lima beans, fresh parsley, spinach, fruit
25% foods – burrata cheese and olive oil

Easy Lima Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This side is a wonderful accompaniment to grilled salmon or tofu. Serve with healthy slaw and a cup of blackberries.  

75% fiber foods – onions, garlic, lima beans, carrots, slaw veggies, blackberries
25% foods – salmon/tofu, dressing

Whipped Lima Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Try these lima beans instead of mashed potatoes. Serve with a tossed salad, grilled chicken or tempeh, and steamed carrots. 

75% fiber foods – salad, carrots, lima beans, garlic, fresh rosemary, tempeh
25% foods – chicken, marinade

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