Lima Bean Okra  Soup Recipe
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Lima Bean Okra Soup Recipe

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This soup's unique flavor comes from the wonderful combination of allspice, okra, tomatoes, corn, pepper and cloves. Every serving is loaded with nutrition and color.—Clara Coulston, Washington Court House, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:7 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 96 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 601 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the green pepper, onion and cloves in butter until vegetables are tender. Discard cloves.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beans are tender. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Lima Bean Okra Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p111

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Yes, the spices give this soup a unique taste and leftover soup was better the next day."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Simple recipe and it is full of veggies. The cloves and allspice give it a unique and delicious twist on your average vegetable soup."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Awesome recipe...loved it :)"

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