Here’s an easy and delicious way to serve lima beans. This recipe calls for frozen limas, so it truly is fast…no soaking or pre-boiling the beans! This is delicious as it is, but is also great served over rice or another grain of choice, mashed potatoes, or even pasta. Try it sometime!
A link to a video demonstration is below, with the written recipe following that.
Lima Beans with Mushrooms and Tomatoes
Makes 6 Servings
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or 2-3 Tbsp vegetable broth or water, if preferred)
1/3 cup diced yellow onion
4 cloves garlic (or 2 large cloves), minced
1 (8 oz) pkg mushrooms of choice, sliced
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen lima beans
¾ cup vegetable broth or water
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
Parmesan cheese, optional topping
In a medium to large saucepan with a lid, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for a minute or two, until the onions start to cook. Add the garlic and mushrooms and sauté another minute or two, until the mushrooms start to soften and cook. Add the remaining ingredients, except the optional topping of Parmesan cheese, if using it. Stir to combine and cover the pot. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lima beans are as tender as you like (use the lima bean package directions as your guideline as to how long to cook the mixture). Remove from heat and serve. This mixture is excellent served over rice or another grain of choice, mashed potatoes, or pasta.