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Savory Lemon Limas

Savory Lemon Limas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: 4 servings.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add lima beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Combine the butter, lemon juice, sugar, mustard and salt; pour over beans and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 107 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


Average Rating:
  • wrenjen523
    Dec 31, 1969

    I stirred them into risotto but overcooked the lima beans so instead of being firm and the texture I actually like, mine were mushy and a texture i don't like. Otherwise the recipe was ok. Nothing special.

  • Donnaah
    May 21, 2013

    I love this recipe! It is easy to make and raises the lowly Lima bean to a whole new level. I could eat the whole batch by myself.

  • grjen
    Apr 2, 2013

    These did not taste like anything special. Maybe more lemon juice would be better.

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