Lima Bean Recipes

We love the delicate flavor and light green color of lima beans—also known as butter beans—especially picked fresh from the garden in summertime. From flavorful salads to rich stews, here are 13 of our favorite lima bean recipes.

See the RecipeJoyce Ravid
See the RecipeJoyce Ravid
Limas and Tomatoes
This recipe showcases the delicateness of lima beans, contrasted against the tangy sweetness of fresh tomato. If the tomatoes still have their stems, take care to leave them intact for the presentation. See the recipe for Limas and Tomatoes»Joyce Ravid
Lima Bean Soup
This simple soup only calls for a few ingredients, letting the flavor of lima beans shine.Joyce Ravid
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Maryland Crab Soup This tasty soup is a great way to use up the corn and steamed crab left over from a crab feast. ** See the recipe for Maryland Crab Soup »**Christopher Hirsheimer
Paella with Rabbit and Snails (Paella Valenciana)
Paella with Rabbit and Snails (Paella Valenciana)
While versions these days often use more common proteins, classic Valencia-style paella is made with rabbit and snails.Todd Coleman
Cholent (Beef Stew)
Slow cooking allows the flavors of beans, brisket, and vegetables to meld perfectly.Landon Nordeman
Baghali Ghatogh (Lima Beans with Eggs and Dill)
Eggs cooked with dill-scented lima beans is a comforting northern Iranian specialty. See the recipe for Baghali Ghatogh »Ali Farboud
See the RecipeVirginie Blanchère
Andean Quinoa Paella
Andean Quinoa Paella
Swapping traditional rice for quinoa gives new life to an ultimate one-pot-wonder of comfort foods.Maxime Iattoni