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How To Prepare Fresh Lima Beans

Yield 2 to 4 servings
All you need in order to prepare delicious fresh lima beans is water, salt and a little time.


  • 1 pound fresh lima or butter beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. To Shell and Clean: Break one tip, and "unzip" the string. Split the seam, preferably with a fingernail, and remove beans. Rinse in colander under cold running water.

  2. To Simmer: Place beans, water, and salt in a medium saucepan; cover. Cook over medium heat 1 hour or until tender.

  3. Serving Suggestions: Lima beans may be served with Drawn Butter or Lemon-Butter Sauce. Lima beans are also often served mixed with equal parts of hot cooked rice.

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