Friday, February 12, 2010

luscious limas

Recently we had a our friend Eric over for dinner. As part of the meal we served this lima bean dish which is one that everyone likes. Eric not only had seconds, he asked for the recipe. I figure anytime you have a teenaged boy willingly eating lima beans and asking for more you've got a recipe that is a definite keeper.

A great source of fiber, lima beans are also a fabulous source of iron with just 1 C. providing almost 25% of your daily value; they also provide good levels of folate and potassium. Frequently paired with corn to make succotash or added to soups lima beans are tasty and work well as a a dressed up side dish.

Luscious Limas

1 med. red onion diced
2 ribs celery diced
2 C. lima beans
1/2 C. vegetable broth
olive oil
1 t. nutritional yeast
salt and pepper

saute the onion in the olive oil until just starting to soften
add the celery and saute 2 more minutes
add the lima beans and vegetable and cook on med-low until limas are cooked through
add extra broth if needed
sprinkle with nutritional yeast
add salt and pepper to taste


photo courtesy of: Albert Cahalan | Wikimedia Commons


Judy said...

looks deliscious. How many does it serve?

Mira Dessy said...

It normally serves four or five depending on how much folks like lima beans.